It’s a little more than halfway through the year (how?!) so I thought I’d check in on the 2018 Make Nine Plans. I’ve made good progress overall, but looking at what I actually wear, what I’ve actually made, and what I realistically have time to do in a busy second half of the year, I’m changing up the plan a little.
- The Toaster sweater in that beautiful gray terry
- The quilted Nani Iro jacket (I considering cutting those sleeves off and turning it into a vest, since I’m still not happy with them).
- The Wiksten Kimono Jacket which I love and wear a lot (when it’s not 100 degrees).
- Three different Adventure Tanks–I realize I only blogged the muslin so I’ll have to get some photos of the versions in bamboo jersey.
- A linen Willow Tank. After that post I went back and re-did that darts, so I feel a lot better about it now and love that indigo color.
- A muslin for the vintage jumpsuit pattern, which turned out so wearable I may call it its own project? Love this one.
What I still have to do:
- It’s prime short-sleeve boxy shirt season so I know I should jump on the stripy Blaire shirt (top row center) but I’m having a hard time getting motivated.
- My annual plaid flannel Archer can happen in October or November, so I’m not worried about that (left of the Blaire shirt).
- I have fabric for the long sleeve version of the jumpsuit and it would be nice to have, but I’m not going to push hard to get it done this year.
- I had planned to make a longer denim duster (second from left, bottom row) to copy this one, and I still think I’d like one in my closet. But copying that artist with my Nani Iro jacket made me feel small, so I don’t want to rip off another small manufacturer. I made that amazing jacquard Wiksten Kimono Jacket, so I’m saying that can fill the navy jacket slot this year.
- I was going to try a lengthened Archer shirt dress (bottom right) in some precious Kokka twill, but I have worn a dress exactly once this year and felt uncomfortable the whole day. So I’m scratching the dress plans–that fabric can be another jumpsuit instead.
So there you have it! I never thought I would be a joiner on a social media challenge, but this has been a good way to get me to think about a “wardrobe” versus “what can I make next?!”.
Also, lists. I love anything that involves lots of lists.
Your sketches look great–and you’ve made such amazing progress!
Love your sketches and the update on your Make 9! Now I need to look into the Adventure Tank. More pictures please!