At the beginning of 2010, I was in a sewing rut. Actually, I might more accurately call it a sewing void. A dead zone. A black hole. I just didn’t have time to make anything for myself, and it was difficult to get inspired.
Honestly, what really kicked me back into gear was the structure of the challenges and sewalongs we did here on the blog.
We had two sewalongs last year for Clover and Rooibos as well as two palette challenges Spring and Fall. Something about the commitment, planning, and limited time frames really helps get me moving. The blog helped me get out of a sewing rut and back to making things I really want to wear. I feel like I have a whole new wardrobe now.
I’ve thought up a few new sewing goals for 2012 to keep me going. Here they are:
- Make a list. I’d like to keep track of upcoming projects in a more organized way. I have bought way too much fabric in the last few months. I have enough projects lined up to take me halfway through 2012 already! I’d love to have a master list so I can stop planning new ones.
- Buy less. This is related to the first one. I have so much fabric, and so many things I want to make, it’s kind of overwhelming. I’d like to sew from my stash more this year. I have so much great yardage already!
- Sew more. Even though things have been cuckoo this year, I managed to make time to sew for myself. I want to keep that going!
- Make more lingerie. I’m really into the idea of making some pretty underthings, because high quality ones are so darn expensive! I have plenty of fabric I could use up too.
These seem pretty doable to me. What are your goals? Anything you want to learn or try? Or just habits you want to start or break?