Monday, January 20, 2014

It's 2014 and I pledge to...




I cannot believe it is already 2014! Holidays and travel made blogging virtually impossible, however I finished three complex projects and was 
diligently snapping work in progress, gathering some hopefully interesting material for you, readers. And as I was catching up on my internet fasting in the past few weeks I realized I got to join other bloggers in posting my New Year’s resolutions. 


SEW DAILY & SHARE
Setting aside time proved to be challenging in the past year. I’ve been constantly distracted by the big move, holidays, new school, new house…. I felt too busy all this time, but now, as the house is set and kids are settled, I finally have a chance to review my priorities and get sewing on the top of the list. So, I pledge to sew for at least two hours a day, and to dedicate at least an hour a day to blogging.


MAKE 2014 THE YEAR OF THE SKIRT
It took me quite some (sewing) time to realize that I really mostly wear skirts. I like combining them with anything, sweaters and shirts, and, for me, nothing really beats a white or sky blue dress shirt. It goes with virtually any type of skirt…. So, I pledge to sew twelve different types of skirts this year and share the results here.


FINISH THE SKIRT DRAFT-ALONG
A year ago, when I was writing posts for the skirt draft-along, I was mostly following directions from various drafting books, as well as some instruction by Kenneth D. King. It bothered me because I really wanted to explain the logic of drafting, and most of the sources only offered step-by-step instruction. Last year I gained a lot of knowledge on pattern drafting, the why and how of every single step and its impact on the final fit. I would like to share this information with you, so I am going to relaunch the skirt draft-along from the scratch.


REDUCE STASH
Last year was an achievement as I managed to reduce my stash by 10(!) fabrics. This year I want to reduce my stash by at least 25% and buy on demand mostly.


FOLLOW THE RESOLUTIONS, ahem

7 comments:

  1. Great post. Strangely enough I posted about skirts are the main characters of my wardrobe. I name my post 2014 parade of skirts. I am looking forward to the skirt- drafting- a long. Again great post.

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  2. Great goals! I can't wait to see all of your skirts!

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  3. Sounds like a great year ahead! I'm already looking forward to reading your posts!

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  4. Thanks for putting the skirt draft-along back on your agenda.
    I've been dabbling in skirts and trousers for a while so I look forward to learning from you again.

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  5. I followed along with the draft skirt sew a long and managed to finish the skirt. I only recently got around to try it out. I did cut muslin way back when and anyway it fitted perfectly :)

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  6. I think it's perfect that you're finishing the skirt draft along this year, because I have to start all over again anyway with new measurements so it's kind of fitting to have a new year to do it in :) Looking forward to seeing your 12 skirts - I may just make 12 pencil skirts myself once my pattern is drafted; I love them that much ^__^

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