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 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!!!


  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!!!

  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!

  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!!!

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