Sophie's World #5 – Make Nine 2020

Hi, everyone. It’s been a long time since I’ve actually blogged for myself. But it is about time I announced my wishes for the make nine 2020 challenge. I’ve done this challenge for about four years now, never have I completed the challenge.

I’m hoping that I at least get to finish half of this list then I’m happy. To make matters harder, I really challenged myself. To break it down:

The Sunday sweater from Petit Knit. The lovely Mette is Danish and makes beautiful patterns for her and her family, that means she has a range of knitting patterns for women, men and children. Most of her patterns have been translated. I purchased mine in Norwegian, but I’ve linked to the English pattern. The size ranges from an S (bust 80-85 cm/31½-33½ inches) to 3XL (bust 120-130 cm/47¼-51¼ inches)

Zinnia skirt from Colette patterns. I’ve made one Zinnia skirt previously, but that was at the beginning of my sewing journey. The skirt, although beloved, has different hem-lengths, a wonky zipper and falling apart. I had the version 2 previously, but I’m between both version 1 and 2 this time. The skirt is in size US 0-18. The pattern is quite old, so the measurements are only made in imperial sizes, so convert to understand in metric.

Martha dress from Tilly and the Buttons. Yes, it’s a fit-n-flare dress. Ever since I saw Tilly dance around in her Martha dress I’ve wanted to make one too. This dress can take you from work to party, depending on how you style it. The pattern comes in size UK 6/US 2/EUR 34 to UK 20/US 16/EUR 48.

Dawn jeans from Megan Nielsen patterns. I’m so excited over this pattern. I’ve struggled with the fitted stretch denim pattern as the stretch percentage can change the whole fit of the pattern. I’m hoping this ridig denim pattern can get my boost up. I also purchased the Ash jeans as well, but that’s for when I get more knowledge out of the Dawn jeans. The size for the jeans patterns comes in US 0-20.

Rumana coat from By Hand London. Although I did test this pattern, I haven’t made one properly out of a coat-fabric. I’m longing for a red coat as the one Elisalex is sporting. I may wait until fall to make it though. The sizes of the coat range from UK 6/US 2 to UK 24/US 20.

1940s Tea dress from Sew Over It. Some vintage-inspired dress is always welcome in my home. This feminine look is so attractive and I’m fully in love with it. I also have the perfect red fabric for it as well. The size range of this pattern is UK 8 to UK 20.

Granville shirt from Sewaholic. As I’m expanding my wardrobe over to trousers and tops, this has been on my list for a while. I don’t actually know if I’m the shirt-wearing type, but I’m hoping. The size of this shirt is from US 0 to US 20.

Rizzo sweater from Poison Grrls/Amy Appel. My second knitting project of this challenge. This simple, but interesting pullover jumper is a make I’m thinking for the summer as it has short sleeves. Maybe a cotton blend? The size of this pattern is XS (76 cm/30 inches) to 3XL (137 cm/54 inches) as finish bust measurements.

Dressed book from Deer & Doe. The book is only available in French today, but I’m waiting eagerly for it to be translated to English. The book comes with nine downloadable patterns that can be combined and hacked into endless possibilities. This is the only “pattern” I don’t have in my stash from before, but a soon-to-be. The sizes range from EUR 34 to EUR 52.

So this is it my make nine challenge of 2020. I’m hoping to at least made half of it by the end of this year. As new patterns and fabric come and go, It’s hard to stick by a choice you made at the beginning of the year. My choice this year is to make basics that can be used together and separately. Wish me luck!

PS: The collage is made up of product pictures from the companies sites.

Sophie Bach Meuche

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