1. Learn to use my new coverstitch machine. It was a gift from my husband and his family (I’m still in shock!), and i can’t wait to figure out how to use it. My sewing will have hems at long last! <– I worked up the courage to use it a bit, and it is ah-mazing! Swoon.
2. Don’t promise I’ll do anything just for the sake of doing it. Things I thought about setting as a goal for myself: Make proper jeans. Design and release a pattern. More menswear. Uh, really? Is any of that stuff I love to sew? Why on earth would I promise to do it? Last year my goals included making an Archer and a quilt, and those two goals have been more oppressive than fun. No more of that self-imposed silliness!
3. Make more pants. Uh, yeah. Remember a few sentences ago when I said I didn’t want to force myself to make proper jeans? Well, this is a bit different, I swear. I outgrew a lot of my me-made pants this year (sigh) and I’ve dragged my heels on making more. It’s depressing, I guess. But wearing ill-fiting RTW pants is even more depressing, so I want to get back on the pants wagon! Just nice simple pull on pants – nothing too fancy. <– I got a head start on this during the holidays, and I’ll be blogging 3 pairs of modified Ginger jeans later this week! They are so much comfier than my RTW pants that I’m determined to restock my me-made wardrobe.
4. Keep experimenting with photography. My dad has continued to loan me his DSLR this past year, and I’m getting slightly better at using it. Lots to learn though! I find photography fun to play with though, because the results are so immediate. You can tell right away if things are going well or not. I’ve also become a bit braver about taking pics around the neighbourhood – maybe this will be the year I dare to take pics in the parks and historic buildings around the city?
5. More of the same. More knits, more TNTs, more dresses for my sister and more loungewear for my mister. Those are the things that make me happiest to sew, and rather than aim for something new, I just want to keep sewing more of them!
So basically, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! I”m feel happy about my unambitious goals for the year – after all, sewing is my hobby, so why push it into something I don’t enjoy?
I usually do a Top 5 wrap up post, considering any chance I should make to the post topics… but I think all the topics worked, so no reason to change them! Thanks to everyone who joined in, and for forgiving me for clogging up your blog feed for the last few weeks!