Sunday, January 3, 2016

2016 Sewing Goals

Well, they are more like guidelines than goals. I have just a few simple sewing goals for this new year:

1. Learn something new - whether it's a new technique, sewing a new kind of fabric, new type of garment, etc.
2. Continue to use up my monstrous stash of fabrics and patterns. Don't buy anything new unless I absolutely have to (e.g. zippers, threads, buttons, etc).
3. Continue to use up my to-be-refashioned stash. I have 2 big garbage bags worth of stuff waiting to be refashioned!
4. Continue the wardrobe stash cleanse.
5. Do a pattern cleanse. I really have too many patterns in my stash. I think I'll need to get rid of half of them this year somehow.
6. Try to sew more for other people (whether as gifts or for charity, etc).

That's all! Should be easy to achieve them, right? ;-)

6 comments:

  1. These are such good guidelines for those of us with a surplus of items to work on ... I'm in the same mindset, having several large bagfuls of clothing to alter, although I am not as quick a worker as you are. Looking forward to your creations this year. How were your hand made gifts received at Christmas? All the best in 2016 to you and your family.

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    1. Thanks Jenny! My sewing nook is a mess because I have too many patterns and fabrics. But I stubbornly refused to buy more storage shelves because I wanted to force myself to use up the stash throughout this year! I wonder if I will succeed? ;-)

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  2. Good Goals - patterns and fabrics are so addictive. I need to work through my patterns and fabrics as well - never easy. Good luck with it all.

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    1. Thanks Sarah Liz! I am particularly addicted to patterns. When I see a pattern, it transport me into my dream world where the sewing possibilities are unlimited! But in reality, I have limited time and limited wardrobe space! ;-)

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  3. I have very similar goals for sewing this year as well. Good luck to you! I am part of a sewing charity group on facebook that has a lot of good ideas and others who can help.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1620184748243985/

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I'll check out the FB page!

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