My Make Nine 2018 & goals for the year.
Moving into 2018 I'm focusing on making some garments I've been apprehensive about constructing- included lingerie, a lined coats and trousers with less or no stretch stretch as the jeans I’m used to sewing. I have developed a make nine for 2018 that I think will be both challenging and practical. I’ve had a terrible time narrowing down my make nine..
1. Toaster Sweater (not sure which version)
2. Kelley Anorak- lined
3. Watson Bra set
4. Vintage spring robe & Carolyn PJs
5. Sophie Swim Suit
6. Chi Town Chinos or Sasha Pant
7. Granville Skirt or Kalle
8. Hadley Top
9. Union St. Tee
|Brick Sweater by Clare Lee, found on www.ravelry.com|
Beyond making these items I’m also setting some goals as far as blogging goes. I obviously have a blog but I haven’t done the best job of sharing on it. Starting in January I have the goal of posting once a week. While that’s the goal, its not the expectation, for now. I know there will months where I fail but I know I will be improving on what I’ve blog in the last year. I’m doing to better document my sewing. I think documenting and photographing my makes will be really helpful as I continue to grow as a sewist as well as become a good resource to reflex on.
Finally I want to be more organized in the way I approach my sewing and that includes keeping a handle on my sewing room and stash. I find I am much happier to go into my sewing room and create when its a bright organized space. This will take some cooperation from my daughter who has recently begun sleeping in there (her sister requires less sleep and was keeping her up). I am already making sure I fully clean up from one project before I move on to the next, including dusting and vacuuming. Already I can see a huge difference. In terms of my fabric- there will be no more buying without a true plan. I have too much fabric as it is and I don't want to add to it especially when there is no intention. I also hope by being more organized I can make my way through more of my stash. The reality of my life is I'm also a military spouse and I don't want to keep amassing a huge stash of fabric only to have to move it, especially if it's not fabric that's of true value to me.
So that's the plan for now. In January I'm staring with my Granville and probably the Kelly Anorak so I can actually wear it! I'll share my progress as I go!