1. Make clothes for the life I have now
We go for a two mile walk every morning and I’ll often stay in those scruffy clothes (I work from home). Quite frankly, I look a bit of a mess most days! So I’ll be focusing on comfortable, practical basics. (Also, pretty dresses. Obviously).
2. Learn to use my new serger and sew knits
And to help me with number 1, Mr D bought me a serger – woo hoo!
3. Sew more slowly
I get excited and want to finish, I rush things. Then they don’t turn out so well. I’m not talking couture techniques, just not leaving threads hanging (so they get caught up in seams), not cutting notches properly (so I can’t find them and have to get the pattern pieces out again), not reading the instructions – the list is endless.
4. Take part in Me Made May
I started sewing clothes in April last year, but enjoyed watching from the sidelines. This year, I aim to take part. How successful I am could depend on the weather!
5. Where does the money go?
I don’t plan to renew my Seamless Challenge at the end of January – let’s see how I do without a pledge. Instead, I’ll keep a record of what I spend on ready to wear and sewing/knitting through the year. Inspired by Roobeedoo’s recent post.
Thank you to Gillian for the Top 5 of 2012 idea. I’ve really enjoyed compiling my lists, and reading everyone elses.