Make Nine Sewing Project

What’s another sewing project! As well as Sew My Style, I will also be participating in Make Nine which is a sewing project started by Rochelle New. I aim to make 2 – 3 garments each month so I thought this would tie in perfectly. All you need to do is choose 9 patterns or other crafty things you would like to make in 2017!

This past year has really opened my eyes to the types of garments I want to add into my wardrobe. Although there are so many incredible patterns out there, I realise that not all of them will suit my wardrobe style. Here are the patterns I have chosen for Make Nine. Like Rochelle, I may not always use the exact pattern if I already own something similar. 


Vogue V8896

I am so in love with this pattern. It is such an easy pattern to sew and makes a gorgeous knee length or maxi dress (did you see my #thelittlereddressproject reveal?). I am going to try and find some mustard floral knit for this maxi version and add a matching trim to the edges like the photo below. I think I will leave it sleeveless though. As I said in my Little Red Dress Project reveal, this dress is perfect for layering which makes it an ideal all year round make.


McCall Pattern Company M7472

As soon as I saw this on Rosy Peña’s Instagram I knew I needed to add this to my to sew list! This long tunic will look gorgeous over jeans or leggings during Autumn and Winter. I was thinking I could try and adjust the Sew Over It Alex shirt dress as it is quite similar, but we will see how we go.

Colette Zinnia


I love love love this skirt! It is so simple and girly and I think it will make a great wardrobe staple for work and on the weekends.

Bella Lace Panties by Evie La Lùve

I really want to delve into the world of lingerie making this year and I think these gorgeous lace panties from Evie La Lùve will be a perfect starting point! I would also love to make a bra but not sure which one to choose yet – any suggestions?

Pneuma Tank – Papercut Patterns

This has been on my to make list for a while and I really want to get on with this one in 2017! I am planning to make the top and the crop version and I am aiming to get back into my yoga again this year.

Ogden Cami – True Bias

I really need some staple tops in my wardrobe and the Ogden Cami is absolutely perfect for this! I was thinking I could use the cami hack in The Great British Sewing Bee Fashion with Fabrics book, but I think I like the look of the Ogden Cami more. I would also love to try a cropped version of the Ogden Cami so I can wear it with flowy skirts.

Jamie Jeans – Named Patterns

I have had this pattern for a while now and am really keen to try it out. I would love to make a khaki pair as I don’t have any nice khaki jeans in my wardrobe. I love the centre leg seam and skinny look of these jeans.

Seamwork Nantucket Shorts

I actually have a pair of these ready to cut out but I didn’t have time before we went away! I am planning on making some nicer pairs and also a few pairs I can just wear around the house or during my yoga practice.

Seamwork Catarina

We have quite a few special events happening in 2017 (engagements, 21st birthdays etc) so I really wanted a few nice but simple dresses to wear. The Catarina dress is absolutely perfect and I think it would look great for more formal or casual occasions. I would love to try a high low variation on the skirt as well.

So far that is 21 planned makes for 2017! I really do not have time to work. I am so excited for this new handmade wardrobe.

Are you participating in either Sew My Style or Make Nine? xx


  1. December 28, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    Great selection Jess! Really looking forward to seeing how they turn out. For a bra, I’ve heard the Watson bra is good xx

    • littlemisslorraine
      December 29, 2016 / 5:20 pm

      Thanks Jen! I am excited to get sewing – having major withdrawals. Oh thanks for that – I will definitely look into it x

  2. December 29, 2016 / 12:44 am

    Great list! The Pneuma Tank has been on my to-make list for a while – I look forward to seeing how yours turns out! I just put together my list too – can’t wait for 2017.

    • littlemisslorraine
      December 29, 2016 / 5:21 pm

      Thank you Lara! I have had the pattern for ages but still haven’t got around to making it. I think 2017 is going to be such a great year! Can’t wait to get started x

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