There is a fun challenge on Instagram that has been going on for awhile called Make Nine. At the beginning of each year you pick 9 patterns you want to sew and show them on your grid. Sometimes people pick 9 fabrics, 9 techniques, whatever it is that works from them and go from there.
I have done this before and it is a great way to think about your year and what you would like to spend time on. Even if they don’t all get made or you change them up, it’s a fun way to plan for the year to come and think of your creativity in a big picture way.
This year I am doing something a little different. I want to use the new year to dive deeper into my sewing and really level up. I would love to focus on a few projects that teach me new skills and take up a little more of my time.
For my make nine I am picking three different types of garments and then making 3 versions of those things. I would like to focus on coats, shirt making, and pants and sew these things throughout the year. I am planning on going in that order, but if I get inspired to switch back and forth I think that will be fine too!
I’ve chosen nine patterns for the grid, but nothing is completely set in stone. I will be sharing my process here, any great resources I find, as well as plenty of inspiration to keep us all inspired.
Stay tuned, I’m starting the year with an abundance of creative energy and I hope you’ll come along with me as I try and become a better sewist!