Any sore heads this morning? I hope that 2014 finds you safe and well and that you managed to have some time over the Christmas/New Year to indulge in some sewing!
As with many others, I have been thinking long and hard about resolutions for this year. 2013 was a great year sewing-wise for me (see my review post) and I really want to capitalise upon the great garments that I now have in my wardrobe and fill in the gaps that I have left.
So these are my sewing plans for 2014:
1. Sew a Chanel style jacket. One of my Christmas pressies was Couture Sewing: The Couture Cardigan Jacket- Sewing Secrets from a Chanel Collector by Claire Schaefer. I have also signed up for the Craftsy Class Sewing an Iconic Tweed Jacket - so I think that I am good to go! I have some fabric in mind, and I am excited to get started!
2. Proper, fitted trousers. Like these ones.
I want to try a front fly, and I like that these have a lowered, quite wide waistband. I plan to make some work trousers as well as casual ones and a pair or two of jeans.
3. Wrap dress. I picked up this pattern in a sale a few weeks ago.
I like that it has a few different sleeve options and is sized for different cup sizes - I am a 'C', so I am interested to see what difference this kind of pattern will make. It has a centre back seam so I can make adjustments to accommodate my curved upper back, and they seem to be so flattering on ladies of all shapes and sizes.
I will continue my 'RTW Fasting' through Goodbye Valentino - last year I only purchased one t-shirt that I picked up whilst on vacation in New Zealand. And I'm good with that!
A couple of other plans I have for this year are to knit more socks. I love handknitted socks and had to pretty much eliminate knitting last year due to a tendon issue called De Quervains syndrome, however, cortisone injections (and maybe surgery) are my friends, and right now I can knit!
And finally, Mr. SDSC bought me a spinning wheel - a very cute Ladybug. I went to a summer show in 2013 and tried my hand at spinning - it was great fun. So, I want to play with more fibre in the future. And talk Mr. SDSC into buying some sheep and a couple of alpacas!!!