But for me? I never got around to sewing (except for a pair of PJ pants, but those hardly count).
So this year, I'm setting a challenge: I will sew 12 garments to cycle into my every day wardrobe during the year 2012. That is about one per month. I've got a couple bigger projects planned that may take longer than a month, so there will be some short ones mixed in, too. I'm excited by this challenge - I'm tired of my two pairs of ill-fitting "mom jeans" and a miscellaneous blend of other garments that don't fit well OR coordinate with anything else. In addition to my sewing projects, I'll be throwing out a lot of old things and making a couple of carefully chosen purchases so that hopefully by this time next year, dressing is both more fun and easier, with better results.
And, for almost the first time, I'm actually going to sew clothes out of the material they're supposed to be made from instead of quilter's cotton. Sigh. No wonder I don't like wearing the things I've made!
Here's my plan getting started:
- January: Black and white blazer from Simplicity 2652
- February: Black knit wrap dress (From a pattern I used a few years ago)
- March: Tunic blouse (Simplicity 2147) and pencil skirt
- April: 1940s swing dress from Sense and Sensibility (I'm so excited to do this one!)
And that's all I've got so far. Come summer I want to make some light weight every day dresses with full skirts so I can still get down on the floor with Grace. I like skirts and dresses, even rolling around on the floor: they tend to stay in place better than jeans, especially when I stand up again. I'm more comfy :)
I want to invite you to challenge yourself, too! What will you be sewing in 2012? I'd love to hear your plans for the year!