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2015 Blog Goals

Yesterday we offered a State of The Blog 2014, so today we thought it would be fun to set some goals and dream a little. Like yesterday, we all decided to contribute.


No compromise! That’s my biggest resolution. I find myself carrying on an internal conversation when I’m sewing, saying things like, “Oh well, no one will notice!” and “It’s only the inside.” But then I am dissatisfied with the final product because I know about each and every little defect. So this year, No Compromise!

And, this year I want to be more deliberate in my fabric buying. Like Teri, I tend to be so impulsive when I see a fabric I like. I want to try to only buy fabric with a specific use in mind. The stash, you know!

Game Day Dress and Jersey Review by Skirt Fixation

Last year my goal was to master sewing with knit fabric.  Well, I sewed with knits quite a bit, but I wouldn’t say I’ve mastered it, so onward!  It’ll be a delightful journey!


My New Year’s resolutions for my sewing/crafting life are as follows.

1. Work with new/different materials. For instance, felt, leather, etc.

Girl's Mara Dress

2. Sew up some garments from patterns. I did have fun with the little dress that I sewed for Annie from a pattern, and it’s a great life skill to be able to sew from a pattern.

3. Create a basic wardrobe for myself. I mean that I want to make mix and match-able things that I can use as basics.


This year, I would like to make a lot more things than I did last year.

Easy skirt to bag refashion by Skirt Fixation

For one thing, I would like to sew a pattern, and I would also like to make a quilt.


Annie says that her New Year’s resolutions include learning how to embroider, learning how to knit, and how to sew a little skirt for her bear.

teddy bear skirt

She has been asking Allegra for quite a while to teach her how to embroider, and now she’ll have to get right on it! She wants to knit so that she can learn how to knit scarves and gloves and socks, she says. That will be Aria’s job, as she is our resident knitter.

The Blog:

A little glimpse into what’s coming this year for the blog:

Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition round 2!

Living Skirt Art (everyone’s favorite!) grows into a bigger event this year.

An Instagram Liberty of London fabric swap. (You’ll want to follow us on Instagram as that’s not the only great thing coming up there!)

All The Skirts ~ New Editions

Some new things we can’t quite reveal yet!

Screen Shot 2014-12-31 at 10.16.05 PM

And to get the year off to a very, very perfect start, we found out yesterday that we won a $100 gift certificate from on Instagram!!!! We are so very delighted and can’t wait to place our order and get sewing! Here’s to a very Happy 2015.

3 thoughts on “2015 Blog Goals

  1. Congrats on winning the Joann gift card! I know you’ll have fun with whatever you get. It’s fun to read all of your goals– I especially can’t wait to see Annie’s embroidery! I love doing embroidery.

  2. I love that your children are so involved in sewing and your blog! Happy New Year to your family!

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