Five aims for 2015

Not quite resolutions, but I’ve definitely got some goals for the coming year.

1. Re-make some patterns

I’m easily distracted by the next party dress, so this year I want to be more focussed and learn from my mistakes. I’ve got a couple of older makes at the back of my wardrobe that don’t quite fit right so I’d like to improve their fit and see if I can make them perfect. And I’d like to try one or two patterns I’ve done before in some more interesting fabric combinations.

I’ve made a start on this one already – by making a pair of pyjama trousers for Mr Wardrobe from the same pattern I made my wearable toile. More to follow, hopefully.

2. Make a bodice block from my own measurements

This has been on my mind for a while – I just can’t find a shirt on the high street to fit me. So I’d like to make a bodice block and then transform that into a variety of shirts.

3. Hunt down my perfect trouser pattern – even if I have to draft it myself

I’m hoping this won’t be a lifelong quest…

4.Make some more everyday items, like T-shirts

I think I should probably spend some time on the clothes I spend most of my time wearing. So some (hopefully not too) boring t-shirts and tops would be handy.

5. Try something I think is tricky

It’s time I learnt to grapple with a slippery fabric, or experimented with a welt pocket.

All that should keep me occupied until summer! What’ll you be making in that time?

Update (7 April 2015): Wow – a quarter of 2015 has already come and gone. But how am I doing against my not-quite-resolutions, I hear you ask? Well, I’ve done OK with number 1 – I re-made some pyjamas, and a child’s coat, both with improved fit and finish second time around. And I’m making progress on number 4, starting with an everyday A-line skirt. But there’s still work to do on numbers 2,3 and 5. I’ll keep you posted…


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