I love reading about your review posts so here’s mine. And in a blatant copycat of Hila at Saturday Night Stitch I have created an infographic!
Perhaps not as polished as Hila’s and I’ve certainly not been as productive but I think I’ve done pretty well! I’ve certainly felt productive – well, in the first half of the year at any rate! Putting this together I was very surprised to see that I sew more stuff from sewing books than either paper or PDF patterns. I have recently acquired four more sewing books and I’m looking forward to using them in 2017. I also find it interesting that all the Instagram likes are for dresses which I don’t wear that often (I’m getting better though)! My personal favourite is my leather skirt refashion though. And I’ve reached for this almost every time I’ve gone out. I just love it and it’s wipe clean only! Which means it is always in my wardrobe.
I set myself some sewing targets for the year. Let’s see how I got on (and don’t get your hopes up)!
Make some proper trousers! I’ve made trousers with an elasticated waist, and now leggings, but not proper trousers. Yep I did make these palazzo pants although they were so easy I’m not sure they really count!
After I’ve made trousers, I would like to progress to jeans. This may be towards the end of the year! Hmmm. Why do I never learn that the end of the year is bedlam and not the time to be making complicated projects? This resolution will carry forward to next year. I have made some slight progress though. I now have a pattern (two actually) and some suitable fabric for making a toile. I will give these a go near the start of the year.
Participate more in the Monthly Stitch challenges. I really like the idea of them and I would like to be more proactive. Oooh yes I think I can tick this one off. I would still like to do some more though.
Like many other bloggers I would like to make inroads in reducing my stash. I will still buy fabric (Dewsbury here I come!) but I really need to start using what I’ve got before it starts taking over my entire house! HA HA HA HA HA! Whatever…
Knit something! But I have to finish my socks first. I’m going to try something a little bigger, like a jumper or cardigan. I’ve knitted a meerkat but I’ve not finished sewing it up. Baby steps… (and no, I really can’t bring myself to finish those socks and I can’t even explain why).
Not brilliant but it could be worse. You should see how my non-sewing resolutions have gone though!
Anyway, targets for this year? Definitely those jeans but I’m not going to specify targets this year. I’m going to sew and make what I feel like and enjoy the process! I could do with a couple of posh tops though so that may be a good place to start.
Here’s to 2017!