My sewing mojo is back. I just cut out Marfy 1913 in a vintage-y floral chiffon, and I’m eager to start. But I have to pack for a work trip and prep my presentation, so I thought I would jot down some thoughts about this year and the last and then get to work.
I really didn’t read my “goals” from last year once they were posted. Sure, they were in the back of my mind, but I didn’t really pay attention to them. Mid-way through the year, my plans changed toward filling in the gaps in my wardrobe.
I didn’t sew down my stash, I added to it, but somehow managed to come out even/only slightly above in yardage (lots of things didn’t get blogged, like home decor items). I am more careful about the pieces I choose, thinking about how they fit my new climate (I have some gorgeous wool in the stash but a 4-6 week winter). I am sewing more appropriately for my climate and lifestyle. I have not done much in the way of incorporating more classic vintage – just modern that I hope will be classic! I am taking more care to finish projects well – though my UFO pile did grow this year. And no classes on fitting, but more muslins.
So this year? Continue sewing for my lifestyle. I have fewer gaps in the wardrobe, but they exist. I’ve been relying on RTW to fill in the gaps when I can find something I like of decent quality. This takes the pressure off to sew constantly for necessity.
My main goal is to take my time and create beautiful items that I will love to wear. To keep my attitude on the beauty and specialness, and not worry so much if I might or do fail. That’s temporary. I’ll only get better if I don’t give up.