2017 Reflections & 2018 Goals

This is my final installment in this series, hosted by Gillian at Crafting a Rainbow. Loving that my goals for the following year are starting with March 2018.

Sewing reflections:

  1. I am sewing more with knits. I think this is because I have a really lovely overlocker and now a coverstitch machine. I am very lucky!
  2. I’m using Bengaline a lot for trousers. I like the stretch but not the synthetic fibres.
  3. I make fewer tailored garments for me.
    One of two fitted and tailored garments from 2018
  4. I have made several casual winter tops. Winter is sorted!
  5. I’m still slightly scared of my cover stitch machine.
    Love this, don’t know it very well – yet!

Sewing goals for 2018

  1. I would like to make some things for my husband. He needs a tangible thanks for choosing the perfect overlocker and coverstitch machines. Thinking that a waistcoat is a good start.
  2. I need active wear. Everything I have is old, stretched and almost see through. Working on sewing bathers at the moment.
  3. I need a semi formal jacket or blazer of some sort.
  4. I need more tops.
  5. I hope to find a non-synthetic alternative to Bengaline.

Plans – oh my! so many thoughts and ideas. Boiled down to these:

  1. A waistcoat for the lover (aka husband). Using the Thread theory pattern. He might also get a bamboo fleece jumper.
    Waistcoat fabric for the lover.
  2. Pretty tops for me – at least three that are work appropriate. Using my as yet unopened patterns and fabrics from stash. Also, lots of casual tops using my TNT patterns.
  3. Bathers, cycling shorts, skating pants…using Melissa Fehr’s “Sew your own activewear” book.
    Image taken from the Fehr Trade Blog
  4. Yet more trousers. Using a fabric and design that can accommodate waist and tummy fluctuations. I might have to draft my own.

About Accordion3

I sew, ride a bike, bake, read a lot of books and sometimes skate. I also play several instruments, one of them is the Accordion.
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3 Responses to 2017 Reflections & 2018 Goals

  1. Lizzie says:

    I look forward to seeing the waistcoat you make for your husband!


  2. Pingback: 2018 reflections, hopes for 2019 | Bobbins, Bikes and Blades

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