2018’s #MakeNine

Ah, it’s that time of year for making unrealistic plans just so we can deviate a month later!  Nothing makes my ego feel more superior than reaching absurd goals (I am Slytherin, after all), so we’re going to give this whole ‘make nine garments in 2018’ an honest try!



I don’t have a specific wardrobe plan, regardless of being a proponent of making things that compliment your core style and that build towards a versatile capsule wardrobe.  Suffice to say, I’m making things that appeal to me, regardless of whether they fit in with my wardrobe or not.  I guess the only themes I’m focusing on here is comfort and learning new skills.


1. Grainline Archer Buttondown Shirt

Archer Shirt

I’ve had this beauty on my wishlist for years now.  When the Black Friday sale came around, I snapped this baby up!  I haven’t made button holes since high school, so I’m excited to add this skill to my toolbox!  ….skillbox?  I own 20+ long sleeved button downs already, but can one really have too many?  I found this horrible, tacky as hell denim unicorn fabric at JoAnn that I am ABSOLUTELY making into a button down Archer and wearing to work with pride!!


2. Kitschy Coo Lady Skater Dress

Lady Skater DressI made the Lady Skater for one of my 13 Days of Halloween project pieces and loved it!!  I plan on making at least one of these to wear this winter/spring season.


3. Grainline Maritime Shorts

Maritime ShortsThese shorts!  They’re really just on my list because 1. I’ve never made shorts and 2. I LOVE this model’s hair!  ❤  My first pair might just be for a Teen Titans Terra cosplay, but making a pair in a bold, ridiculous print will be a close second!


4. Closet Case Nettie Bodysuit

Nettie Bodysuit

This has been on my to do list for 10 months.  ‘Nough said.  I’m gagging on the amount of ‘all talk, no action’ I have going on here!!


5. Simplicity 1108

Simplicity 1108

I have this problem of ending up sewing in my skivvies half the time.  When there are multiple fittings, this lady does not have the patience to take clothes on and off more than two or three times.  It turns out that working in your underthings is just as comfortable and more convenient!  The problem is I also like to sew with my window shades up to take advantage of that natural light…  not a big deal to me, but my husband suspects I’m a soft exhibitionist between the two, so enter silky kimono!  I can whip it on and off in no time between fittings.


6. Simplicity 8014

Simplicity 8014
Is this dress not adorable?  I needs it!  I would absolutely make this in magical unicorn fabric if I had enough.  I guess a light denim will have to suffice.


7. Simplicity 8268

Simplicity 8268

Prior to receiving Slytherin PJs for Christmas, I was jonesing for a second pair of pajama pants.  I bought Simplicity 8268 and some soft gray knit, but was stumped on where to find ribbed knit fabric for the ankles and waist (still am).  One can never have too many jammies, so these are still on the top of my list for 2018 makes!


8. Simplicity 8422

 Simplicity 8422

These crazy pants are for my Sith cosplay.  I adore the pleated pant legs.  The knees are weird, but I’ll figure that out later.


9. Megan Nielsen Tania Culottes

Tania Culottes

When I think of culottes, I think of the mortifying knee length, stiff cotton, old lady culottes I had to wear to church youth camp as a kid.  I still get the heebie-jeebies at the mere mention of the word.  But this pattern might have me sold.  I love to wear skirts and dresses but I have to wear shorts under them to feel comfortable, and this design neatly takes care of that problem.  (There’s a story there, I’m not crazy.)

I also need to finish working through my leftover projects from 2017.  I’ve made some headway on my list of 17 projects, but we’ll talk about that another time.  🙂




Here’s to making foolhardy, devil-may-care plans!  Who knows, I might just stick it to Woody and make this #makenine happen.


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