Make 9 in 2016!

Hi, guys! Hope you’re having a great day! I’ve been sick all week and haven’t left the house for any significant amount of time in four days, but the upshot is that I’ve had plenty of time to catch up on my blogroll and think through sewing plans for 2016! I saw Rochelle’s plan to make nine garments from new-to-her patterns, and thought it would be fun to play along! I already posted this photo to Instagram, but I totally failed to tag the pattern designers (bad at internetz), so I thought I’d do a link roundup here on the blog!


OK, from left to right, starting with the top row, here are the patterns I’m hoping to make in 2016:

1.) Grainline Studio Cascade Duffle Coat

2.) République du Chiffon Veste Françoise (only available in French at this time, but there’s a step-by-step photo tutorial here)

3.) République du Chiffon Dominique Jumpsuit (English pattern available!)

4.) Named Clothing Wenona Shirt Dress

5.) Papercut Patterns Clover Dress

6.) True Bias Sutton Blouse

7.) République du Chiffon Robe Madeleine (only available in French at this time)

8.) Named Clothing Kielo Wrap Dress

9.) Cloth Habit Watson Bra

Now, because I am a terrible spendthrift and a hoarder, I already have all of these patterns with the exception of the Watson bra. I am going to try VERY HARD not to buy new patterns in 2016… I don’t have any room for them and I have so many already that I’d love to sew! But, I often get distracted by impulse projects and end up with no time to sew things that I really want to wear! So I’m making this list as a way to prioritize these patterns.

Also, it’s a big goal this year to sew with stash fabric. I’ve struggled since I began sewing with over-purchasing fabric– I just love fabric so much, and I love to meet people in the Garment District! But 2 yards here and 2 yards there adds up, so I need to focus on sewing, not buying! So, my goal is to sew 7 out of the 9 patterns with fabric from my stash (I’ll have to purchase stuff to make the Watson bra, and I’ll give myself a pass on one other project).

How about you guys? Have you made any 2016 sewing plans? Check out the hashtag #2016MakeNine to spy on other folks’ plans and get some inspiration! Also, anyone else have a pattern hoarding problem? Am I the only one that somehow manages to not make the garments they most need or want in their wardrobe?