I know there’s a couple weeks left of 2019 but I’m willing to wrap up this Make Nine right here and now. I have so much Christmas making that I shouldn’t even be writing this post. I should be sewing Christmas PJs. So I’m going to wrap it up quick. This is my 9 squares that I made and if you’ll remember, they seemed reasonable until I add “in plaid” to everything. I think I did well if you don’t consider the plaid part of it all. And while I satisfied plaid in a lot of it, I didn’t in all but I’m adding in something in all the squares.
Want details? It is a little long but here goes:
I made a lot of new blouses and most of them were tanks or Toaster sweaters. But I’m only showing the plaid ones here.
These are in a Buffalo plaid rayon twill from Fabric dot com. The patterns are the Ella Tank from Liola and Ogden Cami from True Bias. I super recommend both of these patterns for tanks. They’re awesome. And the fabric is one of my favorites. Rayon twill is flowy but not ridiculously thin.
These are the Fringe dress/top from Chalk and Notch and the Sutton Blouse from True Bias. I love the Sutton Blouse. I have to make adjustments to the Fringe top and I think some of it is material. I’ll make one more before I give up on it. Fringe was done in some lightweight blend from Joanns and the Sutton was some old stashed stuff.
Wide Leg Pants:
These look like momma pants and baby pants but I assure you that they’re both mine. One is a cropped length using stretch twill I had in my stash and McCalls MP691 which is out of print. The dark full length culottes are Winslow’s from Helen’s Closet and they’re made with some mystery fabric from my stash. If you like wide leg pants or Culottes, you need Winslows. Just sayin’
You can see these have had no love.
The best to my recollection I didn’t finish any socks at all these year but made a few single socks. This pair got so little love it’s in a baggie. I’m not sure why I didn’t want to make them but there they are. The yarn is Lobster, Chocolate, and Little Black Dress in “Glimmer Sock”
I finished this one sweater that was on the needles previously and also started and finished a few more. None in plaid though and I finished a couple more that I’m not showing here and starting many many more that aren’t finished.
Lighter top sweater is “Flax” by Tincan Knits in Targhee classic colorway Chai
The Darker Cropped sweater is “Felix” from Savory Knitting in Handspun Eastport in colorway Pagoda Red.
The rainbow stripe I featured in it’s own post here.
The other one is the one I actually finished from an old cast on. It’s the Spring Lines sweater that I altered to be a crop and made it in Targhee Biggie – colorways Suburbia, Dijon, Calypso, and Juniper.
I am very undecided about what I want from my jeans but I figured a pair of Jenny trousers from Closet Case would always work but the fit is wonky. My problem, not the pattern’s issue. I have a short torso and I wasn’t taking that into account. So I need to go pack to the drawing board. Don’t worry this is a nice material but it was also cheap enough to be a muslin. Though I don’t remember where or when I got it.
This one is a favorite. All the materials was from Joanns. The pattern is a modified McCalls discontinued pattern. Pattern number is 2465. It’s a fun jacket and while I don’t wear it a lot it makes me happy when I do.Which is not something I can say for this jacket. It’s a great jacket, fits well but it’s not my color and I don’t feel right wearing it. You know, we talked a little about color feelings a while ago and this is a color that doesn’t work for me at least in feeling good so it will get rehomed. I already have a different color cut and on my sewing table waiting for me to be done with Holiday plans so I can make it. It’s just anti-pill fleece from Joanns in a good solid pattern from Simplicity – #8468
I didn’t do anything with that linen. I just couldn’t settle on what I wanted to do so I kept playing with plaids making scarves. This is one of the ones I kept. I also have one more on the loom but I can tell you, it’s not leading to anything with that linen yet. NO inspirations striking. Yarn is Panda Sock in Ginkgo and Steelmen. Pattern is just random.
I made this. And then I didn’t like how it looked on me so I gave it away and it looks great on Trish who got it. I didn’t like how it looked laying flat or on me so it didn’t really get photographed well. You’ll just have to take my word for it.
And that’s that. Some of these things were photographed on me if you follow my instagram. Otherwise well, I hope the flat lays give you a sense of what I was up to this year. I make so many things I never talk about and I’m sure that will continue to be the case. As for next year’s make nine…. I’ll be figuring that out and talking about it soon. Here’s the video wrap up of this bunch: