Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Top 5 Goals for the New Year, 2014.

Top 5 of 2013 - An Annual Blog Series
Top 5 Goals for the New Year

A few weeks ago, Mood Fabrics tweeted that they were seeking two new bloggers for their Sewing Network. This got my attention right away. How cool would it be to join the elite group of Mood Sewing Network Bloggers! I read the guidelines and right away knew that I would not qualify and that got me thinking about what I should be doing in the new year to challenge myself. 

Sew with a wider repertoire of fabrics: I need to step out of my comfort zone and start sewing with fabrics other than cotton and cotton sateen. I have sewed with polyester and linen but I always choose cotton sateen as my first choice. 

Sew other garments, not just dresses: I'm thinking loose pants, shorts and maybe a shirt. I'll use simple/easy patterns but challenge myself by sewing with tricky fabrics (silks, viscose, etc).

Quality over quantity: I don't want to be making 101 garments and only wear a handful. It's waste of fabric and a waste of time. I will put more thought into the garments I make, and use quality fabrics and notions. 

Tackle knits: I've been talking about this one for months, armed with Gillian's Lazy Tips for Sewing Knits I'm ready! I want to make at least one knit dress for winter.

Sew garments that I will wear more than once: I want to sew more day-to-day clothes and choose fabrics that are not too distinctive so I can wear the same dress twice. 

This concludes my Top 5 for 2013 series. 
Thank you for reading and if you also participated, thank you for sharing!! 

I wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Catch you all in 2014.

Mwah mwah mwah!


10 comments:

  1. Knits are so not scary! If you can make all these beautifully fitted woven dresses... you can sew with knits! I I bet you'll find knits much easier to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe. I bought the Sewing With Knits class on craftsy.com when I started sewing, and it was well worth it. Lots of great tips and 5 free patterns! Good staples for every day, t-shirt, yoga pants, skirt, hoodie, and a dress.

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    1. I'd love to make a cute hoodie! I guess a hoodie would be easy as there is no fitting involved hehehhe

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  2. I was thinking about applying for the MSN too, but I was just afraid that I wouldn't be able to keep up with the deadlines! Knits really aren't that scary at all, once you overcome the stretch factor. Good luck with these goals!

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    1. Yeah the deadlines would be hard to keep when work and social life gets in the way. My other challenge is photos!! I have no one to take pics, and have been using my iphone for photos for the last year :(

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  3. Oh, these are such great goals! I'm so excited to see what you make in 2014-- seriously! Also, I bet you once you sew with wool and silk you'll be addicted!!! I think you would be amazing as a Mood blogger-- I hope you reapply down the road!

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    1. Thanks hun, I hope to improve my skills this year and hopefully qualify next time MSN ask for applicants!

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  4. These are great goals for the new year, dear friend. I hope you enjoy with your another year full of creativity and inspiration. I love your job!

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  5. Happy NEw YEar to you too :) Those sound like a fabulous things to work towards... although I don't think there's anything wrong with knowing exactly what you like!

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    1. That's true, but I gotta keep up with all the talented sewcialist girls and learn some new skills hehe

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