Saturday, February 18, 2012

2012 Goals

Wow, I really got off the posting bandwagon, though honestly, my sewing has been non-existent in the last year so I am not surprised. Actually, that's not exactly true. I have been sewing, just nothing exciting, just bibs and burp cloths for baby gifts, and some awesome aprons. I'll post some pictures of those later. I've also been learning how to knit, which is an awesome secondary hobby, given that I live in a tiny apartment and have no dedicated sewing workspace.

That said, I've set some lofty sewing goals for myself in 2012. I haven't finalized the list of patterns I'd like to attempt, but definitely want to try my hand at some new challenges. If - and that's a big if - I am successful, then maybe I'll even try making a dress for a fall wedding. But that's a long way off.

I am starting off of the year by taking a pattern drafting class at a local fabric store called G Street Fabrics. As you know, I'm not exactly svelte, and have a lot of trouble with clothes. If they fit well in one location, they are too big (or too small) elsewhere. It's a problem most of us have, whether big or small. Anyway, in this class I'm learning how to make a sloper designed for my needs which I can then use to make my own designs, or to alter commercial patterns to my specific needs. I'm already jazzed about this class, and I'd like to take some of the others in the series if I can manage it.

Hopefully I'll be good about posting this year. I'm sure I will have lots to share if I am tackling tougher projects!

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