Making New Year’s Resolutions
I always get excited for the end of the year. A new year is just around the corner and with it it brings new hope that I’ll finally get my stuff together.
I had a number of New Year resolutions for 2016. I had planned on sewing a ball gown. Anyone remember that crazy idea? So, no I did not even come close. What was I thinking?
Additional resolutions for 2016 were:
- Make a pair of cigarette pants
- Work on a LBD project
- Sew a jacket from fabric purchased from the French Seam
- Restart vintage McCalls 4606, this time “getting it right”
- Work on “fitting issues” and “churn out a half a dozen vintage skirt patterns”
Oy vey. I did not do any of those. But, let’s not drag ourselves down for what we didn’t do. Let’s examine what we did sew. For 2016, here’s a list of what I did make.
- 4 pairs of pants
- 5 dresses
- 5 jackets
- 7 skirts
- 7 blouses/tops
Numerous scarves, three sets of embroidered hand towels, a couple of pillows and one re-upholstered chair.
Listed out like that, I’m quite impressed with myself! How about you? Did you do good on your sewing resolutions? I would love to know what you made in 2016. Let me know on the blog!
Online Editor, Sew News
Classes for 2017!
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