Sunday, June 10, 2007

Focus your mind...

I've been thinking lately about how I want my sewing to progress. I find I need some focus, because there are so many things I want to do. It would be all too easy to attempt to do too much at once and not get anything accomplished.

So, here are my top goals, pretty much in order.

Goal #1: Continue to work on fitting issues
My body is definitely not "ideal". And now that I sew, I think I can fix a lot of the problems I've had over the years with RTW clothing (YEA!!!)

Goal #2: Learn how to make pants
This folds right in with goal #1. My non-ideal shape makes it difficult to find pants that really fit. You folks who analyze clothing fit for fun would have a field day with me! :) I've made a simple pair of drawstring capri pants (Simplicity 5562), and feel like the tinkering I did on those worked well. Now I'm ready to move on to making pants with zippers and real waistbands.

Goal #3: Sew more for my family
I really want to get into making things for DH and the kiddies. DH is especially interested in having me try outdoor/camping/hiking clothing.

Goal #4: Embellish, embellish, embellish
After I started sewing, I started paying a LOT more attention to what other people wear. And I've noticed that in many instances, when I say to myself, "hey, I like that", some sort of embellishment is involved.

That's still an awful lot to get done, but trust me when I say that's narrowing it down quite a bit!

So do you have goals for your sewing?


Sharon said...

Great goals! It is easy to try and attempt too much at once isn't it? Seems like us creative types always have way too many ideas in our mind than we can possible execute. I should add embellish, embellish, embellish as a sewing goal myself, but right now my goal is much just find some spare time to sew.

Janimé said...

Oh for the time to just sew, sew, sew! I don't get to sew much during the week, but I usually get some time on the weekends.

A couple of ladies have recently had "sewing vacations". I may have to do one of those sometime.

Geek Sewing said...

Sewing vacations are wonderful! I encourage you to go. I went on one that was 3 days/2 nights long. It was my first and I didn't get much sewing done, just worked on copying patterns and my first MSB sloper. But the other ladies sewed sewed sewed. As for goals: use up my stash before buying any more fabric.