Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy 2013!

Hi there!  It's been a while!  As it was for many others, the holidays were a busy time in my house.  I'm expecting the next couple of weeks to speed by, then I'm looking to a nice, quiet, and maybe snowy February that will force me to stay inside.  So, I'll just have to sew! Oh, darn!

Isn't it great to finish up the year, and start fresh? I think so!  This seems to be the time of year when all of my favorite bloggers are looking into the future, and laying out plans for the year ahead.  I figured I'd jump on the bandwagon.

1.  Commit to writing at least two posts a week. 
When I don't hear from other bloggers for a while, I get sad.  I just want to make you guys happy!  I'm going to do my very best to check in a couple of times a week, even if I haven't had the chance to make something new yet!


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2. Sew at least two items a month. 
For some of you, this may seem like a breeze; however, I'm pretty slow-going, and I don't have too much free time.  I would like to sew many, many more things, but I think that two a month seems pretty realistic right now.


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3. Sew retro.  For real.
I've never used a vintage pattern before (not for lack of ogling), and I'd like to try.  There are so many beautiful garments from the past and new techniques that I'd love to try.  I'm pretty excited for this one!

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Maybe this one?
 

4. Build relationships with other sewists.
In real life, I don't know anyone that sews.  Online, I follow (ok, fine, I stalk) lots of other people who love to sew.  Either way, I don't do a whole lot of interacting with other people who share my crafting interests, and I'd like to! If you have any ideas for me, feel free to share!

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5. Learn how to use my shiny new serger!
I got a serger for Christmas.  Wahoo!!!!! So far, I've managed to take it out of the box, and serge seams on the default settings with the thread that came in the machine.  And, that about sums it up.  I'm hoping to master the art of using a serger and making all my garments look more professional and durable. 

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Thanks for following along! I'd love to hear your goals for the new year!

5 comments:

  1. Hello! I came over from your profile at PR, you are the Featured Member today (on the home page, right-hand menu). Very happy to meet you! I share your goals 1 and 2 but don't want to jinx myself with a formal resolution, LOL! And we have the same serger! I love sewing knits. I don't use a lot of settings (but maybe I should?) despite sewing several knit garments so far. Have you heard of Craftsy.com? I'm considering taking the knit class when they next have a sale. I do have a question: how tall are you? In your PR profile, you talk about shortening various part but you don't mention your height. I'm 5', proportional Petite ie short everywhere equally. Crossing my fingers that you are short too! Thanks in advance for answering me.

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    1. Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by! I was so excited to be a featured member, I love that site! I actually in the process of making my first project with that shiny new serger up there, stay tuned for photos! I am all of 5 feet tall as well, although not quite proportional. I have a larger chest than hips and bottom (but not by too much), with long legs and a small torso. I'm pretty much all boobs and legs, and no torso! Thanks for pointing that out though, I'll update my PR profile!

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  3. I got the same serger for Christmas! I'm loving mine so far (after i got the threading straight!) - hope you're enjoying yours!

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    1. I was a little nervous about the threading too, but it's been okay so far. I'm loving mine, too!

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