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2017 MAKE NINE|RunningNStyle Picks

Hello My Lovely Sewing Friends,

I am sure by now you’ve seen all the tags on Instagram, and various vlogs. Today! I wanted to show you all my picks for this year. As you know I’m taking part in the SewMyStyle tag and felt I could kill two birds with one stone with my January Make.

Toaster Sweater by Sew House Seven

I was happy to see this sweater make the cut on the SewMyStyle list. It looks so cozy and comfy, perfect for the subzero winters of Wisconsin. 

Version 1. has raglan sleeves, with an over-sized waistband and loose turtleneck. I especially like the long cuffs because it’s ideal for my neck of the woods.

Version 2. has a semi-high neck, with a funnel/boat neck. I like the hi/low hem line and mitered side vents of this design.

BurdaStyle 9/2014 130

I actually completed my first MAKE Nine Pick, this one was for the Day and Night Challenge. What The design of this dress is fun, the cool part is the various looks you can get with it. I used three very different fabric to add color, dimension and texture.

BurdaStyle 11/2014 119

What a wow dress, not sure where I’ll wear it. But! I have to see what my skills are and it’s the perfect dress just in case the impossible pops up. This would look great in velvet because of the luscious drape. I had originally wanted to make this as the Night dress of the day and night challenge, but I didn’t have enough fabric.

McCall’s 7542 

This is one of the best top for spring, McCall’s has done a wonderful job with this collection. I plan to make a few in the coming months. The sleeves are amazing and it reminds me of  the variation I did on my Tilly and the Button top. It features the Trumpet, Tulip, Pleated or Bubble Sleeves.

McCall’s 7535 

This dress is another fantastic piece that I just have to make for the warmer days. I love the simple design, something that can be made for any occasion. The subtle fit and flare dress with the cut out in the back is a major wow factor and I can definitely this one becoming a staple.

McCall’s 7541 

Now this is a blouse I can get used to. It looks so light and flowing, perfect for summer. Can you see this as a dress? It would make a nice beach cover.

Colette Rue

Colette always comes out with fantastic designs, but I hardly ever sew their patterns. I’m not exactly sure why this is the case, but I will break that habit in 2017. I just purchased the Rue, and although there was a lot of chatter about the design having issues, I still love the look and style of it. Also I want to be part of the Moneta Party in February on IG. 

BurdaStyle 2/2014 129B Spring Cigarette Pants

The yellow is what pulled me in and drew my attention to this pattern, but I’ve been wanting to make a cigarette pants for a long time. I’m not that good at making pants, but after my Ginger Jeans it’s doesn’t seem scary as before. 

BurdaStyle 5/2014 134 Retro Wrap Blouse

A retro design that mesmerized me. Wow, I’ve had my eyes on this for a long time, but lacked the confidence to get it done. It features a V-neckline with front flounce  and wrap/sash at the side.

These will be great additions to my wardrobe for Spring and Summer. After taking a good look at the collection, I feel it’s a nice mix of designs and shape. All that is left is a good play on fabric, color and texture for the finishing touches of my  2017 MAKE NINE.



  1. January 22, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    This is a great list Renata! Those cigarette pants are really cute, and I think you’d look great in yellow. I need some skinny pants like that to fit into my boots. All of my skinny jeans are more spring like with lots of embellishment on the legs which is a crying shame to shove into a boot! The Toaster Sweater made my list too, but I’m a little grumpy with how it turned out. It’s not nearly as fitted as I’d like (I was warned) so it’s not as warm as I’d like. Perhaps if I tried it again in a thick wool knit or a heavy jacquard knit it’d be better. I love the style of that blue vintage top. What a beautiful feature that neckline is! Have fun sewing your set. I’ll be interested to see your progress.

    • renata
      January 23, 2017 / 5:21 pm

      Thanks Elizabeth, I am dying to try those pants out. All I need now is some good fabric. I liked how my toaster sweater turned out. My January Makes video will be out soon as I chatted about it. I went with my exact finished garment size and I was snug as a bun in it. I used a double knit, with great recovery and a nice stretch. Yes! Girl, I have been eyeing that for some time and excited to take a crack at it. Have a great day!

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