And we’re back! That was a longer hiatus than I’d anticipated, so I do have a few blog posts I’d planned for December, which will obviously now be pretty unseasonal… but they’re heading onto the blog over the next few weeks anyway!
So let’s start with the recap of my 2019 Nine to Try
How can it be the end of 2019 already?! The biggest question though, is have I managed to make any of my 2019 Nine to Try, or have I just been making other items instead?
- Fashionista Jacket* by WinterWear Designs*
I’ve actually made two Fashionista Jackets – one from softshell, and the other from denim…. and I have a linen-like fabric set aside to make a third Fashionista too!
- Bryce Cargo Trousers* by Hey June Handmade*
I haven’t even got as far as printing off the pattern for these. I do like the idea of them, but the shape looks like it could be quite complicated to get the fit just right.
- Brunswick Sweater* by Hey June Handmade*
Again, I love the shape of the sweater, but I haven’t got close to getting this one printed off even… maybe 2020 will be the year for that pattern?
- Provence Pea Coat* by WinterWear Designs*
I did make a faux-wool Provence Pea Coat in 2019, although I think that one hasn’t actually reached the blog yet (I’ll have to get some photos and change that!)
- Around the Block hoodie by Ellie and Mac
I worked on this one over the summer, ready for late autumn.
- Scrundlewear by Stitch Upon a Time
I have made underwear from this pattern… just not in 2019!
- Neck Tie Top* by WinterWear Designs*
Despite my best intentions, I didn’t even take another look at this pattern in 2019!
- Kelly Anorak by Closet Case Patterns
I was all set to make this pattern, when the Eden jacket was released by Tilly & the Buttons. The Eden jacket is less fitted in its shape (there’s no waist drawstring either), so I decided to swap the Kelly over to the Eden instead!
- Belladonna Bear by Emma’s Bears
I have made several bears this year, but not from this particular pattern! If I can find some cotter-pin teddy bear joints, then I might give this pattern a go in the future though.
Overall, I made a grand total of three of my nine to try (or 4 if you count the Kelly anaorak swapping over to the Eden jacket) *laughs*
But really, it doesn’t matter how many I made – it’s fun to pick out some patterns at the beginning of the year, and have a rough idea of “I’d like to make that”, but those ideas are allowed to evolve and change through the year. Nothing is set in stone!