This time last year, I didn’t make resolutions, but I did complete the ‘Top Five’ that lots of bloggers do. I’ve just looked back on the ‘goals’ for this year, Here they are:
- Top 5 Goals
- Complete the SWAP
- Do as many Historical challenges as possible, as long as they contribute to my wardrobe
- Complete a secret crazy steampunk project for August
- Take a deep breath and make something with welt pockets [shudder]
- Get my vintage machine up and running to use that gorgeous buttonhole attachment
How did I do? Well I completed the SWAP, and was utterly delighted to be judged first equal.
I did quite a few of the Historical challenges, using my steampunk sewing…but I got out of sync with the months, and although several things I’ve made could fit into some of the categories, I only kept pace until May. I skipped June [travel], and haven’t yet dropped the Armistice blouse into the July ‘monochrome’ challenge. The crazy cycling outfit would have been cool for August’s ‘pattern’ but too late again. September, October and November are lost, but perhaps I could throw the Edwardian corset into December’s ‘special occasion’ category?
Number three simply didn’t happen, so is shelved until next year, as are the dreaded welt pockets.
Buttonholes though, ah yes, buttonholes! I’ve made millions. The equestrian skirt alone has eighteen, and all those shirts for Dawn…
Half done then. Not great, but not utterly shameful.
So for 2017’s sewing goals:
- welt pockets must be carried forward
- The secret steampunk project goes forward
- Stop procrastinating and make lots of trousers for the missus
- Use all those new patterns, and clear some stash!
- Get the Singer Featherweight up and running [dependant on wifey and the kindness of friends!]