Sunday, 8 January 2017

2017 Make Nine

These are the nine patterns I've decided I'm making this year. As you can see, they are all vintage ones! I already have the fabric put aside for several of them.

Last year I did not get as much sewing done as I wanted to, but I am happy with what I did get made, especially moving into sewing a lot of separates. The Smooth Sailing blouse has become an indispensable wardrobe staple.

This year's plans are as follows:

1. Sew more vintage.

2. Pencil skirts- fit a pattern for my hips

3. Keep the sewing area under control. We live in a tiny apartment and my sewing is everywhere. We are planning on moving in the next few months, so hopefully that will mean I can get more organised.

4. Sew more regularly: again this will be easier when sewing doesn't take over everything including the bed! However, a lot of it is just having that motivation to get started.

5. UFOs. At this point last year I was lamenting the same. I need to finish what I start. A lot of things only have hand sewing left, which I love to do, but it does take time.

6. Blog once a week. I love having this platform, and I want to be able to grow it more.

7. Take part in at least two sewing challenges.

8. Increase skills: grading, bound button holes etc.

I'll be back later this week with yet another Smooth Sailing blouse!

7 comments:

  1. I will be looking forward to your sewing adventures but especially your pencil skirts! My daughter wants me to make her one but she is very pear-shaped, and I just haven't been able to get it right yet! Love your blog. :)

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    1. Thanks Lori! I've made one or two pencil skirts myself which I do wear, but I need to get the fit right. I'm pear shaped as well, and I think I'll need to grade two sizes between waist and hips.

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  2. I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful creations throughout the year ahead. I always admire your choices of fabrics and styles.

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  3. I recognize a few of those patterns! Looking forward to seeing what you make.

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