Last year at the beginning of 2020, I set a goal to participate in the Make Nine challenge in the sewing/making community. Honestly as soon as I set the goal, I was a bit nervous about whether I had overestimated my abilities and/or time. I am thrilled to say that I successfully completed my goal and ended up with more than nine garments that I love, and that helped immensely to continue building my handmade wardrobe.
As I wrote last year in my post announcing my planned projects, I put an enormous amount of careful thought into my selections. At the time I felt I was being a bit obsessive but it actually really paid off. Both in terms of the items I added to my collective wardrobe and in terms of the sewing skills and confidence I acquired in the process, these nine patterns were a vital learning experience for me.
I am planning to share a full recap of ALL the clothing I made in 2020 very soon, as well as my Make Nine plans for 2021, but I wanted to make sure that I honored this particular goal and each of the projects I made to complete it. Read on below for more of the details and my impressions and lessons learned from each project.