Monday, 3 January 2011

Resolutions for 2011

1. Sew more
This resolution isn't the most sensible one, I'm very busy with my A Levels right now, but I really enjoy sewing and I want to make time for it.

2. Sew for other people
Even if it's just pajamas.

3. Enter a pattern review contest
Some of them look like good fun, and a competition would really motivate me to get everything just right and not take any shortcuts.

4. Make another pair of trousers
I made my very first pair of trousers over Christmas, but I don't know if they really count as I made them out of a stretch suiting, so fitting wasn't too big an issue.

5. Learn to sew underwear
I have been inspired by Zoe

6. Take part in Self-Stitched September
This means making quite a few garments. I will need at least;
* 3 pairs of trousers
* 3 skirts
* 6 tops and blouses
* 2 cardigans ( I will do this with knitted fabric if I can ever find some)
* 1 coat
* 1 blazer/jacket
Given that I will probably Commit to wearing one homemade item a day, it would probably be sufficient.

7. Make a coat
I already have the materials ready, all I have to do is find the pattern and be brave.

8. Blog about already complete projects
I hope to do this in the coming weeks

9. Get involved in the sewing community
I don't want to be too shy to comment on my favourite blogs, and I want to use Pattern Review and Burdastyle.

10. Finish every project
I hate having UFOs, I have a skirt that just needs it's invisible zipper put in but had been sitting in a bag for months.

I hope that in a years time I will be able to look back and tick these all off.


  1. Hi Katherine! Congrats on starting your new blog. I bet you'll find it a great motivator to get more sewing projects completed to blog about. Good luck with attempting undies, check out my undies construction how-to, in case it is any help:

    Very pleased you are planning on joining me with the challenges this year!


  2. I have made my first coat in December. It was not too difficult, it simply takes time and patience to assemble.

  3. Hi there! Just found your blog and wanted to let you know how much I enjoy it. Looks like we have similar resolutions for 2011. ;) Best of luck with everything!