A #MakeNine roundup and my sewing resolutions for 2019

My #MakeNine list for 2018 got woefully forgotten just a few months into the year.

This is what my list looked like…

I made 4 of the 9 patterns shown here – the Simplicity 8454 blouse, the Sew House 7 Burnside Bibs, the Rowan bodysuit from Megan Nielsen and the Closet Case Ginger Jeans. I did make two pairs of Ginger jeans and two Burnside Bibs though so does that improve my count a little?

So all this tells me is that I really don’t like preset year long challenges. To be fair I can’t even make it through month long photo challenges so I don’t know why I thought these long term plans would work out better!

I’ve realised that I like to keep my sewing fluid and adaptable. In other words I’m super fickle and my style and tastes are ever changing… Which unfortunately means that something I think is a great idea in January could end up being my worst nightmare come June.

So I’m not planning a #MakeNine list at all this year – it’s not like I’m going to make less than nine garments in the whole year anyway! I think last year I got somewhere close to 100 including all the gifts and things too!

That being said I do have some New Years sewing resolutions I want to stick to!

My sewing resolutions this year are to:

1. Keep my sewing room tidy!

I’ve just moved house and am currently in the process of setting up a new sewing space. My old one got so messy and I’m determined to try and be better and keep it in better shape!

2. Use it or lose it!

I’ve got a rather large fabric stash. So large I could probably set up my own shop… I’m planning to “shop” my stash before buying anything new. I’m also planning a couple of big destash sales and anything that doesn’t sell will probably end up going to charity. I think it’s time to be brutal with cutting back the stash!

3. And that brings me to the last thing, when I do shop I want to make sure I always have an good idea of what I’m going to use it for!

I also need to be really honest about whether I can actually see myself wearing it! I’ve definitely bought lots of things in the past which are really pretty but would never work for me style-wise!

I think these are all quite reasonable resolutions that’ll definitely be doable!

Let’s see if I can stick with them!

Is anyone else planning any sewing resolutions for 2018?


  1. I’m the same! I made a big list of grand plans for 2018 and the clothes that I wanted/needed throughout the year just didn’t match up with that plan 🙂 So this year I just want to use as much of my stash as I can and have fun! 🙂

  2. I can’t make year long plans like that either! I’m in stash reduction mode too. Our place isn’t that huge considering there’s 4 of us here so keeping my stash to a minimum is essential. I’ll only be buying fabric or yarn when I need it right away for a project.

  3. I reallllly need to cull my stash but I have no clue what to do with the fabric. People say that Goodwill takes fabric but I’ve personally never seen any at my local stores and I’ll feel bad if I donate it just to have it thrown away.

    I haven’t hammered out any 2019 plans or goals yet but I need to!!!

  4. I have made some sewing resolutions and sewing my stash is big on that list. I have a make nine list for this year, most of the patterns are in my stash so I am hoping I can make at least seven of them. With regards to your stash, I think you could also do a blog or Instagram giveaway.

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