About this time last year I set myself some sewing goals to accomplish. My goals were to sew my daughters size two wardrobe and to conquer knit fabrics.
I mostly achieved my daughters wardrobe! I made all of her size two clothes, except for a few bonds zippys, some Kmart leggings, underwear and some cheap tshirts for when I was learning how to use my Silhouette Cameo 3 (who wants to spend all that time making a tshirt then ruin them with dodgy vinyl!?)
My second goal was much more achieveable. I had worked with knit fabric a little in the past. Knit sewing for me is quick and easy, while woven sewing is more precise and time consuming. I enjoy sewing with rayon spandex as much as I enjoy sewing with quilting cotton. They both have their merits, and I don’t find either to be more difficult than the other, just different.
Now I find myself setting sewing goals for myself for 2018. I want to make my own bras that actually fit me, sew my own jeans and conquer men’s clothing.
I have done two bras bras so far, but haven’t got the fit quite right. I have found bras to be easy, much easier than I ever anticipated!
I have made a denim jacket before, and I’ve just purchased the Angela Wolf craftsy class on jeans, and the new Ames jeans from cashmerette. So organised, I know.
My husband only has one shirt made by me. In all my years of sewing he has been overloooked. Next year I want to start learning men’s tailoring and fit adjustments.
Looking back at my sewing journey over the past 12 months, I see so much improvement in my projects, from correcting fit issues to making my inside look as lovely as my outside. I am really excited at the prospect of another year of sewing challenges and learning new things.
One of the things I love about our group is everyone willingness to share their story and experience, and I’d love to know – what are you planning on learning in 2018? Any sewing or craft related goals?