Happy New Year. It’s that time of year. Time to reevaluate goals and decide what is a priority for the new year. This year I am making an effort not to make resolutions (or resewlutions), but to make general goals which are easier to stick to. That means I will not pledge to go on a fabric ban (because we all know that won’t last) or to make 2 garments every month (because things happen). Here are the types of things I want to keep in mind this year.
Sew more for others
In the last year I have collected some really cute patterns for kids. I would love to create some outfits for the little one, and maybe some that match mommy or daddy’s outfits too!
Keep track of Fabrics
I use Trello to keep track of my fabrics (including a picture and the yardage). I’d like to keep this up-to-date and make sure I check it when I’m shopping to avoid repeat purchases.
Use the Correct Needle
Yup. This one is a tough one. I have a bad habit of keeping the same needle in the machine for multiple projects. So, this year I will make a note of what needle is in the machine before starting to sew.
Sew for my lifestyle
I will be returning to work after my maternity leave this March, so my goal is to make sure that I have some pieces that I can wear to the office. Party dresses are great, but not necessarily practical in all situations.
Keep only what I like
I need to do a major closet overhaul this year. Things I don’t wear are taking up too much space. So, 2020 is the year to be honest and get rid of what I don’t wear (and what doesn’t fit) and to make sure I have room in my closet for things that I want to wear.
Finish my projects
No more giving up before the end. This year I will try to finish all projects. I may even learn something from the process (or like it once it’s all put together). And if it doesn’t work out, I can always use the fabric for something else.