Saturday, January 4, 2014

Top 5 Goals for 2014

The last couple of New Years I made plans and set goals for the coming year.  Then I carried out those plans and achieved those goals.  This focus is relatively new to me.  Historically I have always been a dreamer not a doer.  This coming year has some exciting plans.  It's going to be a year of big changes and adventure.

Top 5 of 2013 - An Annual Blog Series

1.  Learn!  I'm going back to school in 2014.  I received an early offer for the course I applied and interviewed for last year.  So for the next two years I will be a full time student of Applied Fashion Design and Technology!   I am incredibly excited about expanding my skills and learning new things.  My goal is to accept the challenges, do my best work and take advantage of the knowledge and skills of my teachers.

2.  Complete Darron's 12 outfits.  His outfits have gotten off to a great start so I want to keep up the momentum and continue to dress my wonderful husband in handmade.


3.  New fabrics!  There are many fabrics I want to work with this year that I haven't played with before.  To start with there's chiffon.  I've got three chiffon dresses to make this year and I want to get familiar with the fabric before I start because they're important frocks.  I also want to work with leather, heavy wool coating, more lace and silk.  

4.  New shapes.  I tend to always go for similar cuts and silhouettes for the garments I make for myself.  My goal this year is to try some new shapes.  There are loads out there that I love, it's time to step outside my comfort zone and find some new favourites. 

5.  The first specific sewing goal of the year is swimwear.  I want to sew at least two suits this month. The first is the final part of my summer wardrobe, and the second is the main piece of the final of my 12 outfits. I've never sewn swimmers before so it will be an adventure!  One will be a one-piece and the other a high waisted bikini.  Both will have a vintage feel.  There may be another seventies style swimsuit in the mix as well.  It's becoming difficult to make a final decision so I may end up with all three, and then there are the bikini top options!  Perhaps my first goal is to actually make a decision!



Honorable mention:  My final goal for this year is to keep bloggong!  Now that I've found my groove, I want to keep sharing.  It may be challenging, I'll have so much on my plate, but so much to talk about too!

Here's to a new year filled with new experiences!

10 comments:

  1. cannot wait to see what you do! glad to see it is one of your goals. :)

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  2. I'm looking forward to hearing about your studies this year, a most exciting venture!

    here's to a great 2014 :)

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to get started!

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  3. Great goals! I am looking forward to your swimsuit make. Good luck with all of your goals this year - can't wait to read all about them all in fact !

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    1. Thank so much! I've seen so many lovely swimmers everyone has been making, it's time to get in on the action.

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  4. Hi, I have recent found your blog and really enjoy it - so please keep sharing! I am particularly interested in your husbands outfits as I am hoping to sew some more for my H this year. Your strathconna henleys were what gave me the final push to get the pattern! Good luck with you course too

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    1. Thanks Tamsin! There is plenty of menswear coming up, I'm so glad others are having a go at menswear too!

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  5. That's exciting that you're going to school for fashion design! Good luck with that.

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