Sew Six

Didn’t fulfil your Make Nine plans during 2018? Looking for a goal that is a little more achievable ? You’ve come to the right place!

I introduce to you the ‘Sew Six’. I’m starting a new simple way to plan your sewing makes that suits you. Well to be honest, it suits me – and if you’re coming along too for the ride then brilliant – you are very welcome!

Here is how is works:

  • Choose 6 items to sew from your stash – this can be 6 patterns or 6 fabrics or any combination of fabric/patterns that adds up to 6.
  • Set your time limit – I’m going for 6 months (Sew Six in six? Naturally!)
  • Commit to your goal by telling the sewing world on Instagram using #sewsix

You could choose 3 patterns and 3 fabrics that go together but it depends on how much you want to structure your plans. I’ve suggested you use your stash because perhaps like me, you already have plenty of patterns/fabric to choose from?

The way I have approached it is to choose three of my favourite fabrics from my stash – that way I know I will use them. I have chosen three patterns that I am motivated and keen to wear and of varying difficulty. Personally I think there is no point choosing anything I am unsure about !

My Sew Six includes the Nina Lee Carnaby dress, the Megan Nielsen Sudley dress/blouse and the Tilly and the Buttons Zadie dress. The fabric I’ve picked, not necessarily for these patterns, is a limited edition print from Selkie patterns, a pink leopard print jersey from Sew Me Sunshine and a Rifle Paper co rayon I’ve coveted my stash for a while.

Hopefully you’ll agree this is a straightforward way to set out your own personal sewing goals. For me it’s having a set of ideas that I can achievably sew into reality.

Like the concept but you’ve already committed to a Make Nine ? Why not set a mid-year goal of Sew Six ?

However you’re planning your sewing for 2019, I hope you can make it work for you because there is nothing like the feeling of creating your own fashion.

Happy sewing!

Ella @sewistella , starter of #sewsix !

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