I do like to have a goal, so what to commit to this year? There are so many things I’d like to learn to sew – trousers, a lined coat, many many techniques….but if I try to do too much I won’t achieve anything!
This year I’m joining Sarah and around 200 others in the Goodbye Valentino Ready to Wear fast.
I’ve bought only a handful of items in the past couple of years, and this means some of my clothes are wearing out.
Most of my purchases last year were because I didn’t have enough t-shirts and tank tops for the summer. I had the fabric and the patterns, but no time to make them. I don’t want to break the fast, so I need to plan ahead this year and make what I need.
I’d like to make a few things for my baby niece – she’ll be one year old in April – and there is some home furnishing sewing to do. Those 6 dining chairs I was going to recover? I’ve done one!
Mr D occasionally looks wistfully at the lovely shirts other bloggers make for their men (my plan to persuade him this was a hoax didn’t work) and he has a favourite jacket that needs relining.
Combined with all this is an overflowing stash drawer, and many unmade patterns. I can do a lot of sewing without buying anything – maybe a zip or two.
So, this year, my sewlution is to make 52 things, one a week. I have no idea if I will be able to do this, but I’m going to plan my sewing and always have something to work on on my sewing table. Little and often might just work!