Have you heard of the 2018 make nine challenge?
It was started by Rochelle of Lucky Lucille in 2015. It’s an opportunity to make nine new things during the year – and to share your makes with others!
It has been a long time since I participated in a challenge of any kind – not since winning The Extreme Makeover: Fabric Edition way back in 2011. As I was looking at my 2018 goals, I thought it might be fun to join others who are also setting sewing/crafting goals for this coming year.
Essentially, the challenge is to make nine items. No themes to follow or materials to use, just make nine things. Completely doable, right?
Although I hope to make MORE than nine items in 2018, here are the nine I have chosen to focus on for this challenge. I really would have loved to put more crochet and knit items on there, but with my injury, I think one of each is probably a more realistic number.
What will I be making in 2018?
From top to bottom, left to right, my 9 items to make are:
- Butterick B6366. I actually started cutting this one out yesterday. Pictures soon if all goes well! I had to do a lot of adjusting to the pattern, so fingers crossed it works out!
- Sundance Jacket by Greenstyle Creations. I have been in love with this pattern since I first saw it and can’t wait to make it – hopefully in time for spring!
- My First Knit Sweater – Craftsy Class. I received the yarn to make this sweater for Christmas 2016 and finished half the back before my injury. I would love to get it finished this year. Technically, it will be my second knit sweater, but my first cardigan.
- Nancy Raglan from 5 out of 4 Patterns. Since purchasing my serger, I have started to really enjoy sewing with knits. Made in the right fabric, I could wear this to work.
- Marbella Dress by Itch to Stitch. I am hoping to make this my graduation dress this year. One of the things I am really excited about is that it already includes the adjustments for an A cup, meaning one less alteration for me to make!
- Vogue V9109. I think this will be a cute little tunic I can wear to work when the weather warms up. It also has custom fit for an A-cup, which makes me incredibly happy!
- Violane Top by Sylvie Damey. I absolutely love my Ombeline Cardigan by Sylvie, and have been wanting to crochet this top for ages. I have the most beautiful yarn picked out for it, too!
- Laurel Dress by Greenstyle Creations. More fun playing with knits. Another dress I can wear to work if I choose the right fabric. Then maybe a second one for casual summer fun?
- Carey Top by Itch to Stitch. Since this pattern can be made in either knits or woven, I am hoping to try it in a pretty sheer fabric I happen to already have. Don’t you love it when you find a pattern that can be used with stash fabrics?
Do you want to join in the fun?
If you want to play along, you can post your own 9 makes using #2018makenine on Instagram. I’ve enjoyed seeing what others are planning on making, too!