My plans for 2017 are to make more plans!
In regard to my sewing that is. I am way more organised in other aspects of life than I am with sewing where I've let impulse reign. Not this year. Uh uh. To start with I have taken all my fabric out of every drawer and every plastic bin, sorted it according to type photographed it and filed it so I know where everything is. Revolutionary! I am doing the same thing with my patterns.
n.b. I know there are apps for this but because I don't have young eyes or fingers apps tend to frustrate me. I am happy to have gotten as far as having the info my trusty laptop. It is good being organised though. When I think of a fabric I can check where it is where before I'd have to go hunting for it. Why didn't I do this before? I am also going to photograph the line drawing pages of all my Burdastyle magazines. Having that reference will save time as well.
Some favourite fabrics that I am keeping handy
Additions to the pattern stash bought late 2016
So all of this brings me to goals. The first three will be no surprise. Instead of buying more, more I will
1. Shop the fabric stash
2. Shop the pattern stash
3. Use my existing Burdastyle magazines
4. Participate in PR's sew one Burdastyle a month thread.
However because I am human and know I will eventually go ga-ga over a new pattern or fabric I will allow myself a total of:
Four new patterns, Four new pieces of fabric and Four Burdastyle magazines in total for the year. That's one per quarter or just stopping when I've reached the number, whatever happens first. Maybe I won't buy any new fabric or Burdastyles. I hear you snickering... I will stick to the limit though.
The other goals are style and season oriented.
1. I live in the southern hemisphere so I'll try to sew for the season I am experiencing instead of getting distracted by new goodies released for winter in Europe or USA. When I do that I end up not sewing them till a year or two later, if at all!
2. For a long time I've been a bit bogged down in what I thought I 'ought' to be sewing and wearing instead of what I really wanted to sew and wear. This is slowly changing. Part of that overall picture is the decision to grow out my dyed hair. I will be having a landmark birthday this year and always planned to do the grey at that time but felt ready to do it now. Reactions to my half-grown-out roots have already been mixed, even from total strangers who comment on the fact that growing it out will make me look older. Yeah so? I am getting older. What's wrong with 'older' anyhow?
Some friends of mine from way back in high school and I are planning a combined celebration later in the year. There will be sewing for that!
Organisational bonus: I found lovelies in my stash I forgot I had, including a beautiful designer silk printed with a city skyline which will be made into a dress for the celebration. Bring it on!
Thanks for reading my blurb and I hope you are looking forward to adventurous sewing this year,