I love to set sewing goals in the new year even though I know I won't make everything I want to. There's only so many hours in a day, right? I surprised myself last year by making things I actually wore a lot and I obviously want to continue that. In 2014 I divided things up by season because it was easier to wrap my brain around it. This year I'm starting by listing some cold weather items I want to make. Then I'll re-group once the weather warms up. It's hard to plan when you know there will be some new patterns released you'll want to jump on.
- My first make of this year is going to be the Papercut Rigel Bomber. Ginger Makes is coordinating a January Sewalong but I am having a very hard time deciding on fabric.
- The Deer&Doe Pavot coat is another one I want to sew up in a red wool crepe I've had sitting on my shelf for over a year.
- Jeans. UGH. I purchased the Craftsy Jean-ius course forever ago and actually started watching it in November. I was trucking along until I got to the muslin part. I have everything cut out but stopped in my tracks when there was a lack of instruction on how to sew the fly. I've never made pants before. I could probably figure it out through tutorials but I don't know how to draft the fly parts. I want to tackle this beast before spring.
- I never made the Archer shirt last year even though I have the pattern pieces taped together. A button up shirt would be a good addition to my wardrobe if I ever get around to it.
I've decided to do the RTW fast through Goodbye Valentino again this year. It was surprisingly easy not to buy clothes last year. I did allow myself to buy a pair of tights on January 1st. Some things don't seem cost effective to make and that was one of them.
Looking forward to 2015!