I read Omega’s post at sewhooked.blogspot.com/ regarding her sewing plans for the New Year; that got me thinking about my accomplishments in 2008 and my goals for the New Year.
Last year I made plans for SWAP. I did manage to complete 3- skirts, 4-slacks, 1-culottes and 1- pair of shorts. Also I made aprons, 3-blouses and a skirt for my DD. I did not quite complete swap as planned, so I revised my goals for 2009.
I posted 3-major goals for 2009 in a previous post. Here are details about how I intend to achieve my 2009 goals:
1. Spending- In 2008 I spent 100% on sewing items only. I gave myself a $750.00 budget for 2009 (30% of what I spent in 2008); however this 750.00 will not be only for sewing related items, it will include buying item for my other hobbies- crochet/knitting, quilting, painting ceramics and cross stitch. As you can see this money has to do a lot more for me. I made a conservative estimate of how much I spent in 2008, and although 750.00 represent a conservative 30% I am hoping to stay under 500.00 this year
I am on self impose 90-day moratorium that started January 1 and ends March 30.
2. Pants- I am happy with the fit in the back, the front crotch curve needs work. I tend to not refer to the books and videos in my sewing library. That is something I am planning to correct this year. My goal here is make pants with a great fit since this is one of the basic pieces I need for my wardrobe.
Dress sloper- I started working on a dress sloper and became frustrated and that was the end. I am going to try again
3. Re-discovering my love of quilting, crochet and knitting- I have 2-3 unfinished quilts top; those will be completed this year. I am incorporating crochet and knitting projects in my plans this year, I will write about this in another post.
Last, I believe in binder a system for organizing everything. I have a binder labeled “sewing projects- current and future. This is where I document as I sew, I write about techniques, alterations, what work and what did not work, etc. Once I complete a project I filled all my notes and photos in another binder label” completed projects”. In this binder I store notes of my entire project regardless of the outcome; the success and the failures are stored in this binder.
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