Even though January 1 is just another day, it's a day that always spurs me to reflect on what has passed and look forward to what will happen. And naturally that looking ahead includes my sewing plans. Here's what I have on my list:
1) Finish class #4 of the five required for my patternmaking certificate at Fashion Institute of Technology. The class is held each Thursday, and each class in this certificate has challenged me to move out of my comfort zone. That's a good thing, so look forward to more patternmaking blogs!
2) Resurrect a tailored jacket project cut out, but never constructed, by my mother in the '80s. This should be heartening to any of you who have cut out a pattern and put it on a shelf. Those big shoulder pads have finally made a comeback and I plan to create a full-on tailored jacket, big shoulder pads and all!
3) Take on English paper-piecing. The Stitch team will be producing two issues of Modern Patchwork this year and to get in the mood, I've already started a paper-piecing project. It's very soothing and very portable!'
4) Finish a blue boucle pencil skirt that I cut out years ago and never sewed. I too have my share of UFOs (unfinished objects), and this one weighs heavy on my mind. Now that boucle wools are so hot, it's time to wrap this project up!
For lots of skirts that you can sew, check out the Skirt-A-Day Sewing book by Nicole Smith, in the Sew Daily Shop.