Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sewing Plans for the New Year

I didn't have a firm wardrobe plan last year and my sewing was sort of helter-skelter. So, rather than review & reflect on the projects from the past year, I want to make firm plans for my wardrobe for this year. There's also specific things I'd like to work on conquering this year or at least get a better grip on. I want to get better at making alterations and learn new techniques that I've never tried before but have been wanting to do. I also want to incorporate some knitted and crochet projects in my plans this year.

These are among the reference books I'll use to learn better fitting techniques...
Also for brushing up on my sewing and learning better construction techniques I'll use the following books,

One of the things I want to do more of is documenting as I sew. I'm not used to doing that in as much detail as I've seen others do, but it's really good to look back on. So I will attempt to document more of what I've learned and share with others to learn from. So, that will also be something I will try to do better.

Now, the following pattern & fabric selections are amoung some the items I'll start with. I'm going use one of these two patterns with the following knit fabric. The fabric is slightly nubby and medium/slightly heavy weight. I think I might give the (Simplicity 7799 OOP) pattern another try, (I really like this pattern) if you remember from an earlier post (below) I tried altering the pattern and sewed up a muslin and it ended up as a wadder. So, if I do the Simplicity I have to practice once again with fitting the pattern. Practice makes perfect right? If I go with the (Butterick 5247) it will be a breeze. I leaning more toward the Simplicity pattern though. You'll see what I decide soon.I've had this blouse pattern (Vogue 7838 OOP) in my stash for quite a while and I think I'll make one of each of these silky/poly fabric.

This pattern (McCall's 6107 OOP) has also been in my stash for a while. The medium weight knit fabrics below will be great as these tunics. The check fabric to the left and the hounds tooth on the right I'll make the turtle neck & cuffs black. I will also make a black tunic & skirt and these will interchange great together.

There are tons more things I want to get started on but this will keep me busy for now and I'd love to get these done while the weather it still cold. Of course any of this is subject to change without notice...Ha! Thought I'd add a little disclaimer just in case I get the urge to flow a different way.

10 comments:

Elaray said...

My absolute favorite sewing book is "The Complete Book of Sewing". I use it when BWOF directions have me scratching my head.

Alana said...

Great plans! I look forward to sewing them transpire.

Aminat said...

Your plans are so great and inspiring. This year I really want to sew with a plan too. Keep it up and have fun sewing
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Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Those are great plans Omega and I will tell you as you learn each step of fitting your patterns, sewing becomes sooooo much more pleasurable!

Good luck and I look forward to seeing what you make!

alethia said...

Great Post, you have inspired me to reflect a little more on my plans for the new year.

cici said...

great post. I love your blog. Very inspiring. You sound like you have enough to keep you busy for the year.

Susan said...

You have a good stash of books now. You'll be VERY busy indeed!

Omega said...

Thanks ladies for the encouragement, I hope to work these plans and much more this year.

Happy Sewing!

Lisa H. said...

You got some great plans and great books to guide you.My favorites are all the "Real Fit For Real People",books.I'll be rooting for you.YaY!

Sheila said...

Great line-up of reference books. I also want to improve on my sewing. Actually I have the DvD on Pants for Real People.

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