I find that having goals to focus on throughout the year really makes me push myself and work harder, so I am all for New Years Goals. 2011 was the year of reading and I read 25 books. 2012 was the year of sewing at least one Colette garment a month. If you look at the list of garments I sewed here, it's safe to say that I surpassed that number.
2013 is going to be the year that I focus on quality instead of quantity. Last year I felt so rushed to complete garments and didn't take the time to learn new techniques. Well, I did learn some new techniques, but not as many as I could have learned. This year I will probably make fewer garments and blog less, but will hopefully end up with beautiful clothes, inside and out :)
While I may not complete all the items on the list below, I would like to put a good dent into it. Some techniques I would like to learn and some items I would like to sew are:
- Bound button holes.
- "Tricky" fabrics.
- Pants, specifically Juniper.
- The Anise jacket (I have never made a jacket).
- Sew more separates.
- The Bombshell dress.
- Lapped zippers.
- Matching stripes, checks, and patterns.
- Altering existing patterns (changing the neckline, adding a collar, mixing different pieces from different patterns, etc.)
- Trying new pattern designers and companies.
- Drafting a couple of simple patterns for myself.
I would also like to say "thank you" to everyone for a great last year. 2012 was the year that I met the most sewing bloggers online and in person and for that I feel so lucky! You guys are my main inspiration, the people I go to for help and support, and most importantly, my friends. I'm glad that I have found a place that I can write about what interests me (sewing) and have other people that "get" me. Thank you!!!