I just absolutely love the thought of a fresh start on new year's day. It's like the start of a new week but on a much bigger scale. Normally when I set goals each year I jot them down on a piece of paper that gets lost in the shuffle a few weeks later. This year I vowed to change that. Even though I hate to admit it, I am constantly on my phone. So I opened up a new note and wrote down my goals. I even ventured to brainstorm a bit about ideas I have been dreaming up. Now every time I hop on Instagram or do a quick email check, I can easily scroll through my goals, note my progress, and reset my path for tackling things that are already forgotten. On top of that, I'm setting smaller weekly goals. 3 small things that I can accomplish to set me on target for crushing my overall yearly goals.
One of my biggest goals this year is to try and sew clothing. Yikes, right?! Give me a zipper pouch or a quilt any day. Straight forward and to the point. Clothing is much more fluid and overwhelming. I know I'm not alone in this feeling, so for all of you out there hesitant to make your own wardrobe, I'm giving it a whirl for us! I'm not sure where this journey will take me, or if I will succeed, but I'm feeling inspired. So I'm joining Home Row Fiber Co. and their #2018makenine challenge. A self-paced journey that brings makers together through the common goal of completing nine projects in one year.
So far I've selected nine clothing items that I would like to add to my wardrobe. I'm not sure if these will be my final items, as I'm sure I will learn a lot about fit and style as I go along, but it's a good place to start. Here is the line-up:
- Sew Caroline, Primrose Peplum
- Indie Sew, Cleo Skirt
- Tilly and the Buttons, Coco Dress
- Sew Caroline, San Francisco Swing Dress
- Simplicity, Pattern 8101 (need one for Amaia!)
- Seemly Co, Vallynne Tank
- Hey June Handmade, Santa Fe Top
- Sew Liberated, Stasia Dress
- Sew Caroline, Downtown Tunic
I'm still working out fabric and color choices for some projects, but I absolutely adore most of the originally styled items. First up I am going to try out Sew Caroline's Downtown Tunic and Sew Liberated's Stasia Dress. They are perhaps my favorite of all and what I'm most excited to try. I just ordered my patterns and fabric, so here we go!
Here's to stepping out of our comfort zones and crushing goals in 2018!