Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2009 Sewing Goals

I've enjoyed reading everyone's end-of-year wraps up and goals met/not met, so I thought it would be fun to set some goals for myself for 2009.

1. Participate in at least one PatternReview.com sewing contest. I tried to enter one of these last summer, but apparently you have to be a member for 3 months before you can do so.

2. Make more day-to-day wear. In the past I've sewn mostly dressy/lined garments because those are the most expensive in the stores. I got a good start on this during the past 6 months.

3. Learn how to sew a nice pair of pants. Now I have made pants in the past, but have never been happy with the fit. I was resolved to make everything but pants for the past few years, however, there are several pants patterns I want to try this coming year.

4. Make more casual dresses - either knits or garments without linings that are easily washed.

5. Make at least one of the coats I planned for the 2008/2009 winter. With my new machine and the great coat buttonholes it makes, I really have no excuse.

6. Continue learning/perfecting my knitting skills. Complete at least one knitted garment every 2 months.

I guess I'll start small and see if I can get these all met. I was going to do a post about my favorites from this past year, but without my usual computer, I can't call up any of the saved pictures. Oh well.

I hope you all have a very Happy New Year!!!

5 comments:

  1. Those sound like great goals. I can't wait to see what kind of garments you knit. I like your idea of sewing some more casual dresses. I may need to do that. I have some cute 1940's style dress patterns that would be perfect for that. Happy New Year!!!

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  2. Happy New Year! I won't tempt fate with a resolution (at least one written down or spoken aloud!), but it would be nice to improve my pants making skills. Good luck!

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  3. I'm definitely looking forward to your posts. I, too, need to work on pants fitting. Also, keep working on my knitting skills. Happy New Year!!!

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  4. Happy New Year, Amanda. This is a great list of goals for 2009. Good Luck and Happy Sewing!
    Cennetta

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