I have been thinking about what I would like to accomplish with my sewing in the next year ever since people started posting before Christmas. Here's what I have come up with.
1. Make pants that fit me well. This is from ground zero. I have not even made any pants for me yet. I know all the steps though because I've made my daughter's pants for years. Will it be difficult? A lot of alterations? I don't have any idea, but I am always putting them off... This is the year to get over the hump.
2. Be more balanced between my sewing and business sewing. I find myself swinging wildly between the two. If I have a big job, I'll become so obsessed, I don't do any of my other projects and then I'll resent that it took all of my time. The time doesn't necessarily need to be equal, but I need to feel like I am accomplishing something of my own or else the work part will become no fun.
3. Part of being able to being more balanced with my sewing is making sure I spend at least 30 minutes in my sewing room every day. Even if this time is just spent cleaning, I will feel more like spending time down there if I have the discipline to do it every day.
4. Find some quick and easy knit top patterns that I love and always have one ready to work on. Most of what I have right now are turtlenecks- great for this time of year, but it will eventually warm up. If I had some TNT patterns that I could whip up, I could be ready for spring.
I could probably list a dozen other things, but I think I will try and keep it manageable.
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