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New Year's resolutions 2010 for fabric & sewing
I'm going to be better next year
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Date: 12/13/09 12:39 PM

So after clicking the "submit order" button on fabric.com, after finding the Favorite wools on sale enabling thread.... I walked upstairs to straighten out my sewing room and I felt I need to start writing things down. I get so enthusiastic about the possibilities of everything I'm going to make out of the fabrics I order online, and I receive it and forget what project I bought it for

So for 2010 I pledge to do the following....

1) Not join a contest unless I'm fairly certain that I will finish

2) I will not be intimidated by a tailored sleeve and armhole, that just seems to mock me outright = I will sew one more Claire Schaeffer jacket pattern in 2010

3) When I place an order for fabric, I will print out the order and write down what I intend to make with it.

4) I will stay out of the online stores (unless there's a really great sale)

5) I will sew 25% of my stash in 2010, (as per today's numbers) not sure exactly, but let's say 10 yards a month... (I like circle skirts, and maybe a duvet cover, curtains :))

6) I will finally sew one of those gorgeous retro patterns I have

What will you do?

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"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
Coco Chanel

Stash Sewn in 2011 148.5 Yds
Stash Sewn in 2012.... counting...

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Date: 12/13/09 5:31 PM

I'd like to make a well fitted bodice and pant sloper with my Wild Ginger software. That should keep me occupied for at least a year

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Date: 12/14/09 9:26 AM

I have bought "sew" much fabric in 2009, I will only sew from my stash in 2010. Many times, I see a wonderful fabric, purchase it & then realize I have somthing simlilar already!

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Subject: New Years resolutions 2010 for fabric & sewing Date: 12/14/09 10:02 AM

I have a decent-sized stash now, both in patterns and fabric (and now machines). I've sewn about 12% of my patterns, and I want to get this number to 25%, and also add no more than five patterns per month (no counting my magazines).

I also want to plan my sewing better, and deplete my stash by half. Also, don't buy just because something is on sale. Buy with a specific project in mind. There must be a way of tracking sewing projects! Maybe I need to create a spreadsheet.

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Subject: New Years resolutions 2010 for fabric & sewing Date: 12/14/09 11:10 AM

I know there is no point resolving to stop buying fabric (despite being about to run out of room for the hoard I already have). However, the fabric that I do always use and does have a chance of turning into a garment is jersey - so I will resolve to keep happily buying fabric - but only jersey. Oh yes, that works for me!

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Date: 12/14/09 12:15 PM

oh boy... Ok, lets try this, and hope I fair much better than 2009. I'll probably revise this later.. but for now this works.

1. Keep sewing space organized and tidy so that it can be used whenever by either my mother or myself. This includes finding a spot for the Juki F600 that is currently sitting under my desk.

2. Sew 10+ metres of fabric per month, for a combined goal of 120 metres by December 2010. Try to bring in less than goal of new fabric.

3. Sew more from pattern books such as La Mia Boutique and Burda.

4. Clean out UFO's and try to finish off 2 for every new item started. Try to keep new item and UFO's co-ordinated if UFO was never finished due to nothing matching.

5. Finish Halloween costume in time for Halloween.

6. Add embroidery to more projects if appropriate.

7. Learn how to digitize better and create embroidery designs.

8. Make more dresses and skirts

9. Start silkscreening and hand dying fabrics.

10. Quilt more

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2005- 38.10m
2006- 278.80m
2007- 478.35m
2008 - 665.09m
2009 - 751.91m
2010- 1500m+ sewn 51m
2011-?? sewn 53m
2012- 35.1m
I own three kilometres. Well on the way to a fourth.
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Date: 12/14/09 12:29 PM

Quote: Reverie

1. Keep sewing space organized and tidy so that it can be used whenever by either my mother or myself. This includes finding a spot for the Juki F600 that is currently sitting under my desk.



Ummmmmm,

Do I see a F600 that needs "rescuing"? I have a 'prime real estate" spot open right now for it. I promise I will pay attention to it every day and feed it and oil it........

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Subject: New Years resolutions 2010 for fabric & sewing Date: 12/14/09 2:20 PM

Oh, gosh. I have such a long list! But I find that even when I make resolutions, by May or June I'm no longer interested in making some of those things!

But I'll give it a try, with only the really important stuff...

1. Use one of my Margo Anderson patterns (freebies downloaded from the Internet do not count!)

2. Make something else from the Tudor Tailor book (something bigger than a hat)

3. Get that d@mn kirtle bodice fitted properly, if I die trying!

4. Make and finish at least ONE of the following:
--Red damask kirtle
--black doublet bodice and purple skirt
--corded corset (already have the hardest part done: the pattern)
--part of DH's Tudor garb
--something new for my FIL to wear to fair

5. Meet my long-distance friend for lunch so she can give me her 10 yards of royal blue velvet she doesn't want anymore. :)

And always the most important:
--Be more fearless!!!

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~Gem in the prairie

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Date: 12/14/09 4:20 PM

1. Decide between a Viking (not sure which one), Bernina 440, Janome 6500 or 6600, or a Juki F600 and buy one.

2. Clean out my sewing room closet.

3. Use as many of the 1,000+ pieces of fabric I have stuffed into the closet as I possibly can.

4. Finish the UFOs I've started, put together all my old block swap tops, finish the king-sized quilt I started and never basted up.

5. Keep my sewing room clean (it's clean right now because I'm not sewing!)

6. Keep reading this wonderful message board (I love it!)
-- Edited on 12/14/09 4:20 PM --

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Date: 12/14/09 4:32 PM

Quote:
Be more fearless!!!


I'm with you on this, fearless in 2010.

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"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
Coco Chanel

Stash Sewn in 2011 148.5 Yds
Stash Sewn in 2012.... counting...

http://adonising.blogspot.com

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