Since 2017 had been quite a successful sewing year, I want to continue like that for the new year. I just returned from our Christmas holiday in Scotland and put my cloths to wash and I had noticed that all my light colored items are handmade. How amazing is this?!
To reach a goal of an all-handmade wardrobe, I am going to set myself a few goals this year. But I also want to make more items for others too.
So my first re-sew-lution is to get more organized. With that in mind, I will commit to two or three items each months which I want to complete. This will still give me enough time for quick projects, like an Agnes Top or Grace Dress. I quite like the Sewing Planner from Athina Kakou.
For January, my plan is to complete two unfinished projects (well cut and not started is more accurate). Both projects are shorts, one for my boyfriend and the other one for me. Also this month, I want to sew up another Flora/Grace Dress hack in the red lawn (exactly the same version like my #thelittlereddressproject) but this time for a friend.
My second re-sew-lution is a spot of selfless sewing for my boyfriend. As part of the #2018makenine, I will join Allie J in the #menswearmakenine2018. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find 9 patterns my boyfriend liked but I will be making multiples of most of them.
From left to right, top to bottom row:
The Darcy Boxer Shorts by Measure twice Cute once
Men's Metro T-Shirt by Liesl + Co
Albion Coat by Walden Colette Patterns
Negroni Shirt by Walden Colette Patterns
Chinos or Bermuda Shorts 6815 by Burda Style
I also want to make 2018, the year of Coat & Jacket making. Other than the above Albion Coat for my boyfriend, I would like to challenge myself with the Ellsworth Coat by Christine Haynes and the Saler Jacket by Pauline Alice; and possibly another Kelly Anorak.
While on our Christmas holiday in Scotland, I managed to get some really lovely fabrics. The small town of Castle Douglas in Dumfries & Galloway has a very nice fabric job: Holm Sown. She has a lovely collection of fabrics and I managed to get some plain black Jersey (for another Agnes Top) and Swiss Dot Cotton Lawn in navy and white for the Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress. I had been looking for this fabric in different online shops and I am very happy to have finally found it.
We then spent New Years Eve in Edinburgh, and I visited John Lewis for the first time and bought some elastic lace trims (I finally want to get ride of some of mine fabric scraps and make some undies) and a Cotton Sateen in a white & blue floral for (of course) another dress.
I also was looking for some wool to make the Ellsworth Coat and found some beautiful wool at Edinburgh Fabrics. The color is definitely new to me and my wardrobe but I am excited to make this coat this year.
As sewing magazines are quite difficult to get here in Dubai, I bought all available magazines for both editions of December & January :D