With the new year always comes new sewing resolutions! We’ve got quite a few, today we’re sharing 3 of our personal sewing goals for ourselves.
Project Sew It is a group sewing event where everyone sews up a garment to the same theme. It’s intended to be motivation to sew more for yourself. We’ve participated in one way or another for a couple of years. You can see all our posts here. Last year Aria and I made it to about September. It’s not that we quit sewing, but that we sewed different things (in my case) or life got too busy to sew to a theme (in Aria’s case.) So this year we’re going to follow along loosely, as follows: if we need inspiration, or the motivation to sew something on the list, we’ll follow along. For January, the theme is tee.
On a roll and energized by the sewing resolutions, I sewed up 3 Union St. Tees in modal fabric from Cali Fabrics. You can catch our post over at Cali Fabrics for more info about the pattern, fabrics, and end results.
Another community sewing event on Instagram is #2018MakeNine It’s pretty certain I’m going to sew more than 9 things in 2018, so I decided to use the occasion to sew up 9 things I really want to, but might not find a reason otherwise. In the photo above are my 9 choices.
And, I’ve committed to the 2018 RTW Fast. This means I won’t be buying any clothes this year. It’s been several years since I’ve bought any clothes, due to the poor fit, cost of specialty/tall clothes, and my ability to sew just about anything I want! But it’s fun to join a group of (over 1000!) sewists committing to the same thing.
And finally (for now!) there’s another community sewing trend where we ladies sew 9 things for our men. Mr. Skirt Fixation and I are still negotiating the items that will be included…he wants pants, and I’m (still) scared! So stay tuned for more on that later!
Thanks for following along, catch us on Instagram for up to the minute sewing escapades! Affiliate links are used in this post to some really great patterns, so what are you waiting for? We’re obligated to let you know in case we make a few pennies at no additional cost to you.