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I had a excruciatingly hard time deciding on what to do for my make nine selections.I wanted to make realistic selections and fill in holes in my wardrobe. Compounding my indicision,was the fact that I had a few projects that I started last year and did not finish. I pondered if I should use those for this year’s challenge or start fresh. My unfinished projects won’t go with my current color selections for my capsule wardrobe plans (see last post), but giving up on them would be wasteful in materials, time, and money. After much internal strife I have decided the unfinished projects must be finished with the materials I have and any open slots can go towards new makes that fit into my capsule wardrobe. 

So here are my unfinished projects and new selections for 2018!

#makenine2018 selections

Reappearing on my grid is:

 Simplicity’s 1018 : I traced out this pattern for the top right dress. I was hoping to make it fit on some yardage and scraps of a stretch crushed velour fabric I pulled from my stash. Unfortunately I can’t make all the pieces fit in what I have and I stupidly started cutting out of the scraps before verifying I had enough. So I need to come up with a plan of making this work out.

Simplicity’s 2219 : This pattern had also been traced and cut out of fabric I purchased for it. I am making the long sleeveless maxi that is on the bottom of the pattern envelope. I must say the fabric I choose is an odd selection for me. It always caught my eye on Joann’s and then it was on clearance so I went for it. Thus far I have applied interfacing to the necessary pieces and it is on my sewing table waiting for me.

Fabric for 2219

Fabric for 2219

Simplicity’s S0917 : I purchased fabric for this pattern without really consulting the suggestions on the back. So I made a slight error in assuming this pattern was for jersey fabrics for the dress as well. Wrong! The bralet calls for a stretch fabric only! I am still going to make this with the beautiful fabric I purchased but I may need to hack it some to make the jersey fabric work for it. I think I am going to do the straps and neck line in fold over elastic as well as add some strap details to the back. Fingers crossed it works out well for me!

Rayon spandex for S0917 -not what the instructions recommended

Rayon spandex for S0917 -not what the instructions recommended

Butterick’s B5889 : This pattern got dropped off my list last year because I was sick of sewing flimsy fabrics. I already have fabric for the top and it should fit into my color selections for my capsule wardrobe this year. I plan on making the top on the actual model.

Simplicity’s 1619  :  Even though I made the skirt last year from this pattern I want to make the top and the pants included in this pattern as well. Pants are sorely needed in my wardrobe. In particular pants that fit my rump. I have to do massive fit adjustments on pants and this pattern looks forgiving on someone who is still working out the adjustments on properly fitting pants.

Butterick’s B5748 : Ah my old foe, we shall meet again! Perhaps previously you have read about my strife with this pattern. To keep it brief, the bodice does not fit me anywhere! I will be completing massive adjustments to the pattern and finishing this beast I swear!

New to the grid are:

Butterick’s B6169 : This jacket gives me life! I am so excited to try it! I am not certain about the dress as I don’t have an event planned for its use but we shall see.

Buttericks’s B6183 : I want to try another pants pattern and these look comfortable. Again, I am sure I will be adjusting the pattern to correctly fit my seat. The top looks simple, clean and easy and a potentially nice wardrobe addition so I thought I would try it. I even picked up some fabric off the clearance rack for it that falls into my capsule wardrobe color scheme. 

Fabric selection for B6183

Fabric selection for B6183

I had my sister in tow at the time and she was not impressed with my selection. What do you think about adults wearing butterflys? 

Have you made any of these patterns before? Do you have any tips on getting dress bodices or pants fit correct? Share below please!