Setting Sewing Goals: #2017MakeNine



Do you set sewing goals each year? Last year was the first time I did and I met most of them. So, while I am a little late getting started this year, it is time to set some goals!

To help keep me accountable to my sewing goals, I thought I would participate in #2017 Make Nine, a program sponsored by Rochelle of the Lucky Louise blog. Rochelle started Make Nine, inspired by the "Best Nine" round-up on Instagram. You can read all about it by clicking on the link above. By the way, you can find and follow me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/pinkhollybush. So in no particular order, here are my goals for 2017!


First up is Sweet Little Kisses pattern by Judith Marquis. I have some wonderful organic knits coming from Denmark to my shop and I know that this simple pattern will be perfect for them. I also received a new serger from Santa this past Christmas and this pattern would put it to good use!


I made this Vogue Pattern (8815) for my daughter a few years ago and she loves it. The top I made for her has seen better days and she has asked for another. She has picked out the fabric and this is my current WIP.


I received the Building Block Dress Book by Liesl Gibson for my birthday and have several ideas for dresses. Liesl provides a dress pattern block and walks you step by step how to create your own design by altering the block. The instruction in this book is amazing!


Another Vogue Pattern (8805), I want to make this with long sleeves and without color blocking. I think it is the perfect dress for the Valentino wool knit I picked up in the New York City garment district a few years ago.


In the handwork category, this was the project from my last Embroider's Guild Meeting and I want to finish this up for Valentine's Day!


I am signed up to take Susie Gay's Infinity Heirloom Christening Gown class at the SAGA Retreat in Boston at the end of March, and I can't wait!


This adorable baby bonnet is a class I took several years ago with Claudia Newton. I have a good start on it and would like to finish!


Another dress for myself, if I get to it - Butterick 6388. Who wouldn't want a dress that feels like a sweatshirt? And of course, a new kit design for Pink Hollybush - this one is already in the works, so hopefully it will be done soon! That's the round-up - do you have 9 sewing or stitching goals for 2017? Pop on over to instagram and share your #2017Makenine!








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