Make Nine Update

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Unfortunately, my sewing machine has decided to jam up on me, so I haven't been able to sew for several days. What torture! Fingers crossed it will be up and running soon, but until then I shall have to focus on my other hobbies.

I wrote a blog post several months ago talking all about the different garments I wanted to make for the #2017makenine that was started by Rochelle of Lucky Lucille and Home Row Fibre Co. I thought that it would be nice to do a little update on my initial plans. I've changed my mind on a couple of the projects, and actually completed some of them. You can read my original post here to find the links to everything. 

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1. Sewaholic Hollyburn Skirt

The Hollyburn skirt is very much my style. It's flared with big pockets, and it probably wouldn't take any time at all to make. I have been struggling to pick out which fabric to use. The fabric requirement is three yards. Since I know I can get a dress out of that, it has been difficult to designate a specific fabric for this skirt. Every time I think I've chosen the fabric, it ends up becoming a dress instead! I do have a pretty red fabric that I think would be perfect for this, so maybe there will be a Hollyburn making an appearance on the blog soon.

2. Gertie's Ultimate Dress Book

There are so many different dresses in this book that I have had a hard time choosing which one to make. I think I have narrowed it down to the following three.

Making a dress from this book is a lower down on my priority list. If it doesn't happen this year, I won't be heartbroken. I love all the styles, but I find it a bit difficult to fit Gertie's patterns to my particular body shape. 

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3. Love At First Stitch

I replaced the Sew Many Dress - Sew Little Time book with Love At First Stitch. It was an anniversary present from the Mr. and I have been dreaming of all the pretty things I would like to make from it.

I know that I want to sew up the Mimi Blouse very soon. I need more blouses in my wardrobe, and I think the Mimi will be a perfect addition.

4. Simplicity 1319

I have been avoiding sewing a bolero from this pattern. There will probably be quite a few fitting adjustments necessary and I am rather nervous about trying to sort them out. I have the fabric and everything all set, but it is a matter of working up the energy to actually attempt it. I shall have to start working on it soon as I want to have at least one bolero to wear this fall.

5. Sew Over It Doris Dress

Okay, so I am actually in the process of making a version of the Doris dress. I decided to go ahead and put it in here because I am unbelievably excited about it. If it turns out as nicely as I am expecting it to, I am going to be making several more versions of it! I have finished the skirt and most of the bodice. I am super annoyed that my sewing machine is out of action since it means I can't work on it!

6. Jennifer Lauren Handmade Felicity Dress

I sewed up a pretty yellow Felicity dress in May, I think. The second time I tried to wear it, the invisible zipper split all the way down the back. Since then, it has sat in my time-out pile. I absolutely loved wearing it, but I haven't had the heart to rip out and replace the zipper. I should do it soon since it is a very summery dress!

7. Andrea Mowry Find Your Fade Shawl

This is a shawl pattern that I purchased very recently. (I actually talked about this shawl in a post last week.) I love big cozy shawls, so I cannot wait to knit this up! I want to pick out some gorgeous pastel yarns and cast it on in the next couple of weeks. It would be amazing to have it done before it gets really cold and wintery outside. 

8. Vanessa Townley I Heart Bees Socks

I haven't knit these up yet, but I'm pretty sure they will be happening soon! I have been on a sock knitting kick recently.

9. Kim Drotar Mecury Socks

I finished these socks back in February. You can take a peep at my Ravelry page here. They did end up a little big, but I am super proud that I finally knit a pair of socks. Since these were my first attempt at sock knitting, it's no wonder that they aren't quite perfect. I have knit four pairs of socks by now, and each pair is a little better than the last. I'm hoping to knit loads more before the end of the year!

Overall, I am pretty thrilled about this updated list. I genuinely think that I should be able to make all of the above items. Have you made any of these things? Or are you planning to soon?

~Emily