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 in one week 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!
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