Top 5 Goals: What do you hope to achieve in 2015?
1. Tackle fitting
I want to get better at fitting patterns and figure out what standard adjustments I need to be making. I have ordered myself Fit for Real People with my Christmas money from my lovely Nan. I’m looking forward to reading it and hopefully having many aha moments and finally understanding what the hell short waisted means.
2. Draft my bodice sloper
I want to finish doing the Craftsy bodice sloper course, both to help with goal one and so that I can make myself my ideal dress bodice.
3. Learn to sew with knits
I like wearing knits and I really want to have a go at sewing them. Tilly and the Buttons’ Coco dress is top of my list, followed by a Deer and Doe Plantain t’shirt. Both are already traced off and ready to go and I have fabric for them. I also got ahead of myself last night and bought Dixie DIY’s Ballet dress and some fabric to make one (or two) as well.
4. Make a coat
I’m going to buy myself the Deer and Doe Pavot Jacket pattern. It’s an unlined spring sort of coat so it’s not as scary as a heavy winter coat or anything but it’ll still stretch me a bit. I’ve already bought some royal blue gabardine and some pretty flowery bias tape for finishing the seams and I’m looking forward to it.
5. Sew things I wear
An obvious one I suppose but I think it’s something to always keep in mind.
Ooh and one supplementary goal that isn’t sewing but I thought I’d give knitting an honorary mention. I want to knit myself a cardigan. I’ve bought some lovely red wool and I’m going to cast on an Andi Satterlund miette cardgian as soon as I finish knitting the scarf I’m working on at the moment. It was supposed to be a Christmas present for a good friend but I’m rubbish.