Who is ready for a new year of sewing !? I like to take December off of sewing and blogging to finish up gifts, enjoy time with family and allow myself to miss sewing. Just like every other year, I am back and ready to tackle some new challenges in 2020. This is what I have planned for this new year of sewing:
- Try some longer-term projects. I am finally at a place with my wardrobe that I have enough comfy, everyday clothes to fit my body and my lifestyle and feel like I can slow down a bit. One piece I am planning on working on this summer/early fall is a camel wool coat that I have been dreaming of for years.
- Make my clothes for my kids. I’ve started keeping any scraps that I can possibly use to make my kids (and their dolls) clothes. I plan on working on a big batch this spring ahead of the summer. I’ve found this a great way to sew through some stash fabrics I once love for myself but somehow never sewn.
- Actually follow through on making pants. I know I say this every year, but I have enough tops for a good, long time and many different situations. I have plans to try the Sasha trousers again (in better fabric) before I head back to work in the fall. I figure at the very least I’ll make myself some leggings in the fall. One day I’d really like to make jeans, but I’m trying to be realistic.
- Sew for my home. This one may be surprising as my disdain for home dec sewing is not a secret. BUT I found myself extremely inspired by lifestyle bloggers this holiday season and feel it’s time to up my Halloween and Christmas decor game. Right now, we have a mish-mash of cheap decorations that don’t really look like anything and I would love for our decor to look more intentional. My plans are to sew seasonal shams for our pillows and maybe even a new pouf cover so that our spooky Halloween stuff doesn’t get lost in the beige and pastels that currently live in our space. We’ve also got a huge re-org on the horizon when my son is ready to move into his sister’s room.