A year ago I hesitantly started this blog, unsure if I would keep with it for more than a month.
I wanted to improve my sewing, record projects, and interact with other people who sew. From this standpoint, I feel the blog has been largely successful and well worth my time. Looking over my projects from this past year, I see a lot of improvement (and room for more growth). I have an incomplete record of projects, but it is really nice to look back at old posts and have something of a record to review. It would be easy to forget that reversible skirt I made and never wear if it weren’t for my blog posts. Yeah, some ideas seem better in my head. I have greatly enjoyed getting to know other bloggers and have found more and more wonderful blogs to read.
Thank you so much for reading. And thank you to everyone who has left an encouraging comment or offered tips or suggestions. I probably would have given up blogging pretty quickly if it weren’t for knowing that people are actually reading.
This year I would like to blog more consistently and do a better job of recording projects. Not every project is blog worthy, but I would like to have a more thorough record of my sewing progress. I would venture to say that looking back at the “failures” or less than perfect projects are the most helpful posts. I need to be reminded that red feather print fabric should be used in moderation. And I need to find a satisfactory way to style a skirt or just quit making them! Yes, the blog has been very useful in reflecting on past projects.
I’m very excited to be planning a trip to Europe this year, and right now all I can think about is sewing a great travel wardrobe. I’m trying to do a better job of planning and coordinating garments in colors that can be mixed and matched. My current wardrobe reflects a lack of planning and coordinating.
Blogs have been my primary resource in learning, and I will continue to utilize and enjoy reading blogs, but this year I’d also like to expand my resources with some books. I am reading a travel guide and a photography guide. And I’d like to read more through Gertie’s book to help improve my pattern altering and fitting skills. And when I’m done with those, I hope to find some more in depth sewing books to add to the collection.
At some point in my future, I would like to be able to use my sewing to serve others. The more time I spend sewing, the more selfish I feel. Other than sewing for my husband or family and friends, I am looking for opportunities to sew for people who are truly in need, such as orphans in Uganda. I don’t know if this is a goal that will be realized in the immediate future, but hopefully between this year and next I will be in a position to be able to make a solid contribution to helping those in need by sewing.
Thanks again for following my sewing adventures. I am truly excited to see where another year will take me!