Well here we are in 2014! I have a feeling this is going to be a good one. We celebrated Christmas at my family's home in Kansas City and then rang in the new year upstate with Ted's folks. Despite being sick on Christmas Eve, it was a great trip. Lots of food, drink, games and catching up with friends and family. We left both places feeling quite lucky and loved.
Since we are starting off 2014 with a clean slate, I thought I might set some (hopefully realistic) sewing goals for myself. I figured if I put them down on this blog I might be more likely to reach them, so here goes...
1. Make patterns for myself based on my own measurements
In my patternmaking class at FIT we use the measurements of our dress form which is great for learning, but not so great for making your own clothes. Last year I was able to take my own measurements for my skirt sloper, but taking your own bodice measurements is pretty impossible. So this year I'd like to make my own bodice sloper so I can design dresses and shirts that fit me.
2. Make a quilt for our bed
Last year, I made my first ever quilt for a crib which was a great way to slowly enter the quilting world. This year, I have my sights set on making a quilt for our bed based on this print from Atlas 39.
3. Actually wear the things I make
This is a big one, you guys. I made those two skirts last year and have never worn them. There's no excuse for that since they fit and they're made well. This year I want to find a couple patterns that fit, that look good, and that I'll actually wear.
So I think I'll go ahead and stop with three goals for now and see how that goes. Since today is a snow day (yay!) I think I'll use it to finish up the last of my baby stuff projects and organize my sewing space so I'm ready to tackle 2014. There's nothing quite like the potential of a new year, no?