Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sewing Goals

I was pondering what goals I wanted to plan for this year and this is my list for sewing. I am a born list maker. I always feel better when I sit down and write lists, it cathartic for me.
This year:
Blog more, less about patterns more about my actual sewing.
Use more of my stash and use it regularly.
Sell unwanted patterns
Have the skills to use stretch knits, silks and gorgeous linens
Clean out the sewing room and reorganise storage
Aim to make 20 items this year.
Have more confidence -sewing wise.
If we buy a house make the bedroom curtains – now this may sound easy but for the house and curtains I have in mind I want to use a really heavy silk as the windows are a big feature of the bedroom, I think with a neutral wall colour this will look quite striking. I may change my mind before then.
Some personal goals:Reorganise/ streamline my wardrobe ( get rid of a lot of clothes).
Develop personal sense of style.
Do a course in makeup.
Be better groomed.
Summer Sewing:
For my summer sewing projects, my theme will be blue fabric. I realise I have only two blue dresses and no blue skirts. There is a major gap in my wardrobe – colour wise, not clothes wise. =P I seem to have lots of blue fabric in my stash so that will be put to good use.
I noticed that spotlight had 50% off all patterns - I just couldn't help myself so here's what I bought:
Simplicity :2588,2359,2362,2587,2694 and 2886.
New Look: 6805 and 6996 
Good news on the pattern front, I'm going to ease my conscience and open an Etsy shop! I know I shouldn’t feel bad about having lots of patterns but I know that I won’t use some of them. Normally I hate people shamelessly plugging their stuff on their blogs, but I am only going to mention it now and when I get it up and running. Although I may do a giveaway before I do that. Any takers?
Kat xo


  1. I think they're great goals! Make sure you put a link to your etsy shop here -- I like seeing/buying other people's unwanted patterns!

  2. A good list of resolutions! I should do one too ... it'sa great way to not waste time and end sewn garments that after I do not use.