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As if the #makenine challenge wasn’t enough personal sewing for me, I  am also participating in #sewmystyle this year! I am really excited in trying out more indie patterns, using new materials and learning different techniques.

I stalked some sewists last year and was really jealous of their makes and simultaneously bummed I missed out on the challenge. Let me tell you how excited I am that the challenge is happening again this year! Some of the patterns from last year are on my sewing wish list and I may swap them in for a few of this year’s selections that I may not participate in. 

Here is the list of makes for this year:

I like that some of the selected patterns have a few views you can make plus pattern hacks are acceptable. I am going to try really hard to sew from my stash, but no promises.

The pattern list selections will be updated as we go, but as of mid-January I am most looking forward to the below selections.

From left to right: January -Sunny Dress, August -Halifax hoodie, March – Kalle shirt dress, September – Fringe dress, December -Axel skirt.

I plan on participating in November with the lingerie pattern, but the selection hasn’t been relased yet. I am on the fence about making the Suki kimono because I am not convinced I need another kimono top in my wardrobe. I will cave if I find a fabric I can’t live without.

The Rumana coat is such a gorgeous pattern, but I will be skipping it because I just don’t need a new coat. It is a firm no on the Marigold jumpsuit because the pants are going to accentuate the heaviest part of my body, my hips. I am also going to pass on the Lander shorts/pants as well as the totes at this point in time.

Two patterns from last year’s list that I am going to swap with some of my no’s are the Sew house 7 Toaster sweater 

and the Cali Faye Collection Valley Blouse. 

I would love to add in a different indie pattern pant to my makes. Does anyone have a pattern they love for heavy hipped/Apple bottom girls?

Since January has already come to an end, I did make the Sunny top and dress. It may be a little late but I will review the pattern and share my completed garments here shortly.