Monthly Archives: December 2019

2019 make nine in review

With the year almost over, I thought I would take a look back at my 2019 Make Nine list, and see what items I made, what worked, and what didn’t.


Peppermint Peplum

For the month of January, I wanted to make the Peppermint Peplum Top by In The Folds for Peppermint Magazine. This is a free pattern, and I really love how it turned out. I used some scrap linen to make it, so it almost felt like this project was free! This top gets a lot of wear, so it’s a win for me!


Kalle Shirt

During February, I made the Kalle Shirt by Closet Case Patterns. As much as I love this shirt, it doesn’t get much wear. It’s just a little too cropped in the front, even when wearing my high waisted jeans. I also find, that because I don’t wear it buttoned up to the collar, the weight of the back pulls the front even higher. So not the most successful make, but I still like it.


Elliot Sweater

March was the month to start making items that were a little warmer. I made the Elliot Sweater by Helens Closet, in a luxe merino wool, from The Fabric Store. This pattern was a complete success, I actually made three versions, and I’m sure I will make more for Winter 2020.


Ginger Jeans

April was the month for jeans. I have always loved wearing jeans, and I was a little intimidated to make my own. However, once I realized that all I had to do was take it one step at a time, it really wasn’t that difficult! I made the Ginger Jeans by Closet Case Patterns, and I wore them so much that I had to make a second pair.


May is my birthday month, so I decided to make the Sapporo Coat by Papercut Patterns, as a gift to me! But… this was the first thing that I didn’t finish. Actually, I didn’t even start it. I have the pattern, but I really wanted to make it from pink wool, like my sketch. As hard as I tried, I couldn’t find any wool within my price range. So this one got shelved, maybe for next year.


Berlin Jacket

Here’s a big win! I made the Berlin Jacket by Tessuit in May, but it was slotted for June. I absolutely LOVE this jacket! I spoilt myself and purchased Tessuti’s own boiled wool, and it turned out so nice.


Winslow Culottes

Oh, my Winslow Culottes (Helen’s Closet)! I adore these pants-that-look-like-a-skirt! They are so comfortable and totally stylish. AND!! They have pockets! What more can I say!


Pietra Pants

September was destined for the Tully Pants by Style Arc, but it wasn’t to be. However, I did make the Pietra Pants by Closet Case Patterns, which I think is a natural substitute. The Pietra’s are a lovely, comfortable pant, and I’d like to make some more.


For November, I had planned to make a second pair of Lander Shorts by True Bias. My one and only green linen pair get a lot of wear, and I thought I should probably make another. But… well, I didn’t. I don’t know why, but I just didn’t get around to it.

So that’s my 2019 Make Nine in review. I feel like I did a good job, seeing as I made 7 out of the 9 things I had planned. The only let down from my list was the Kalle Shirt, but really it isn’t that bad.

Thanks for joining me in my sewing adventures over the past year, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my posts as much as I have enjoyed writing them.

See you in 2020,

Mitty x


my new skillshare class

It’s been a little quiet on my blog for the last few weeks, and that is not only because we are very quickly approaching Christmas, but I have also been working on two big projects.

One of those projects has been a few months in the making, and I am so proud that it’s finally completed! I have created a “Learn to Sew” class on SkillShare!


In my class, you will learn how to sew a simple. but practical tote bag. I have designed the pattern, which you can download (along with the written instructions) when you sign up to take the class. The pattern is available in three different PDF formats:

  • A1 to be printed at a copy shop
  • A4 tiled version which you can print at home
  • US Letter tiled version, also to be printed at home

The class is broken down into several lessons, where I walk you through the fabrics to use, how to lay out the pattern pieces on the fabric, as well as cutting and sewing instructions.

If you would like to take my class, and also receive two months free membership to SkillShare, you can use my affiliate link below!


Learn to sew a Tote Bag with Made by Mitty!


If you take my class, I would love to see your creations! You can share pictures of your bag on the SkillShare Student Project Page, or pop them up on Instagram using the tag #mittytote

Filming and editing this class was pretty far out of my comfort zone, and I have to give a very special thanks to my husband, who patiently sat through hours of sewing footage as he helped me edit the course! Thank you, darling xox

Mitty x