Sunday, January 2, 2011
On a mission
It is finally 2011! I remember way back in 1998 when 2010 seemed like some far off futuristic world. Well, here it is in all it's glory, so I am going to make the best of it!
Speaking of making the best of it, I got to thinking about what I wanted to work on for this year. I really wanted to have a bunch of goals to aim for, and organize them out line by line, though there were so many things I didn't want to overwhelm myself (which I easily do). Instead, I want to stay focused on one goal at a time, and see it out to it's completion.
So I was also thinking about how I am lacking in the wardrobe department. I mean, with a husband and kids I tend to put my needs on the backseat a lot in order to make sure my family has what it needs. In doing so, I realize that my wardrobe is just getting by. And I don't like just getting by. I don't require much to be happy, but I do believe I deserve good things as well!
My mission, then, is to sew my own wardrobe!
For January, I will be sewing skirts. I want to start off with an easier project, and work my way up to something a little more difficult, but making sure I maintain quality, so that I end up with garments I do wear, and love to wear. I still plan to purchase ready made items at the store, but the majority of my wardrobe I would like to sew myself.
I have already chosen a theme for this sewing mission, as well as two sewing patterns to begin with (I may add one more later). Here is a rough draft of my plans:
Yesterday I went to Joanns and purchased fabric for the Simplicity 6735 skirt, so that I can get started this week. I really didn't see any prints that I liked, so I ended up with a solid royal blue polyester knit. It is a beautiful color, and it hangs nicely. It is lightweight, so I'm going to have to figure out what to do about lining it, but I am starting to get excited about this skirt. If this one turns out well, I would definitely consider making another one in a different fabric. Besides, navy goes with a lot of colors, right?
So that is what I am up to for January. I really want to dedicate this entire month to skirts and move on in February, but since I will be taking my time sewing each garment, I'll have to see how things go...
BTW, I did get a glimpse of the new Spring patterns in Simplicity and Mccalls, and I was in heaven!! I only bought two Mccalls patterns, but I plan on doing some serious buying whenever Simplicity patterns go on sale. Since I plan to be sewing a wardrobe, I've got to have options right?