Thursday, January 3, 2013

My Sewing Resolution

I only have one sewing resolution this year....

Boost my own wardrobe

While I did sew some for myself this last year, it was using a lot of what I had on hand, trying to make my way through my stash and not necessarily did that mean that I made items that I truly loved. As a result, I haven't continued to wear them.

I'm working on my first collection right now for MYSELF and working on sewing pieces that I love. That I know I will wear, and choosing staples that fit my own personality. Here's a look at where I am in my design process.

One of my inspiration pieces is that chevron piece up there AND the heart sweater I picked up on clearance at Old Navy. I'm incorporating corals and blues, but adding feminine touches with lace matched with comfy materials I could wear on a daily basis. My goal is hand-made, of course, but I couldn't help myself when I saw that fun sweater to add to the mix. I've already begun morphing this stuff and can't wait to see how it all turns out! The hardest part about presenting a little collection to my small audience is sewing all of the items at once, but I'm so excited about this that I think it will go great!

New Patterns I plan to sew for myself this year include:

-Deer & Doe Sureau (They are in English now! Yay!!!)
-Megan Nielson Briar
-Colette Hazel Dress (Easter dress)
-Colette Anise Jacket
-Colette Sorbetto Tank
-Made by Rae Washi (tunic)

Old Patterns I plan to sew again:

-Megan Nielson Banksia (collarless version)
-Colette Iris Shorts

To be honest, I have no plans at the moment to build the boy's wardrobes yet. Project Run & Play always tempts me, but my long term goal is to release my own women's sewing patterns in another year. I want to work on sewing more for myself, so that I can make this dream a reality, by God's grace!

Do y'all have any sewing resolutions or goals for this year yet? Let me know! I love hearing from you guys!