Kate’s #2018MakeNine

Kate's #2018MakeNine
Kate’s #2018MakeNine

I am also participating in Lucky Lucille’s Make Nine 2018 Challenge! I love the gentleness of the challenge, and it keeps me from making ALL THE THINGS. Owning a fabric shop brings out my ADHD tendencies. I know what I would make out of every single fabric, and my mind is constantly wandering. Here are the nine things I WILL make in 2018:


Merchant and Mills Jack Tar Bucket Bag

I’m going to use our 6.25 oz. Waxed Cotton in Navy for the body, and our Ikat with Rainbow Stripes for the lining. I’m teaching a Bucket Bag class on March 31, so I need to get the sample done soon!



Jalie 3352 Dolman Top

I’ll make the body with Art Gallery Striped Alike Knit in Navy and White, and the sleeves in Art Gallery Striped Apart Knit in Cream and Light Blue.


Sewaholic Alma Top

I plan to make View A in Alison Glass Scattered Leaves Double Gauze in Ballet Slipper. It will be form-fitting, and it will go well with loose pants and skirts.


Jalie 3022 Yoga Pants (shorts)

I wear super-short shorts to Bikram Hot Yoga classes three days a week, so I’m going to make the shorts version of Jalie 3022 in our Wickaway Lycra in Purple.

Flat-Bottom Flo PJ Pants

Now that I’m happy with the fit of my Flat-Bottom Flo Pants (update coming soon), I’m going to make a pair out of a medium-weight cotton jersey fabric for lounging and sleeping.


Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater

To get ready to teach my Toaster Sweater Class, I made Version 2 of the Toaster Sweater for my daughter in Italian Double-Faced Wool Knit in Light Grey and Café au Lait. I also made Version for me (with a full-bust-adjustment) for myself in Quilted Knit in Black.

Sew House Seven Burnside Bibs

One of the many things I can’t buy ready-made is a pair of overalls. My legs are just too long. A few months ago, I put aside enough Robert Kaufman Brussels Washer Linen in Charcoal to make myself a pair of Burnside Bibs, and this year, I’m gonna make ‘em!

Angela Wolf Evelyn Jacket

I’m going to make Angela Wolf’s Evelyn Jacket out of our Designer Wool/Cashmere Blend in Jet Black. The jacket has princess seams and no closure. I’ll mostly wear it inside in the winter, but it will also be a great outdoor coat for Montana summers (I’m only sort-of kidding).

Alabama Chanin Cape

I grabbed the last of our Alabama Chanin Cape kits in black, and I’m working on hand sewing and embellishing it. We recently started stocking Natalie Chanin’s, The Geometry of Hand Sewing, which has been super helpful.


That’s it! I’ll use the blog to keep you updated on my successes and “learning opportunities” as I progress through Rochelle’s #2018MakeNine gentle challenge.


One thought on “Kate’s #2018MakeNine

  1. Shari Trumbull says:

    Ooooo, FUN!! I think I may participate quietly with this #2018MakeNine challenge (as I’m not on any kind of social media). I’ve already made a simple and lovely blouse with the Art Gallery Paradise Woodlands Rayon in Navy using the Seamwork Akita pattern. Now, just to find/chose 8 more items to sew!! 🙂 🙂 I know I’ll find the motivation and inspiration here!!

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