Sewing goal #1: Sew more for my children. I did sew a few things for them this year, but nearly everything was rushed and, if I'm being honest, a little sloppy, because I just wanted to get back to sewing for myself. The above photos are some of my favorite things I sewed for my kids in 2016 and 2017. I didn't make anything like them in 2018. In 2019, I'd like to make Easter and Christmas dresses for my girls, and get back to my tradition of my boys wearing vests and trousers from the Art Museum pattern for holidays (they used to just wear whatever set still fit them; I didn't necessarily have to make new ones for each occasion). In order to accomplish this, I'll need to start early, at least six weeks before each holiday.
Sewing goal #2: Sew at least as many yards as I buy. Last year I was more mindful in my fabric purchasing, but I still grew my stash. This year I'd like it to at least remain the same size, if not to decrease in size. I will continue to keep track of fabric in/out and try to post it on the blog each month to keep myself accountable.
Sewing goal #3: Sew myself another pair of lounge/pj pants. One of my sewing goals for 2018 was to sew two pairs of pj pants for myself. I only sewed one, and I wear them all the time, but I need another pair. I didn't love the pattern that I used for that pair, but I think I have another pattern in the stash.
Sewing goal #4: Try another jeans pattern. This was actually last year's Sewing Goal #1, which was never fulfilled. I bought the Liana jeans pattern last year, but every time I make a new pair of jeans, I chicken out on trying a new pattern and just make another pair of Gingers. The Gingers do work, obviously, but I think it's time to see what else is out there!
Sewing goal #5: Be open to inspiration. I didn't plan to sew myself a bunch of dresses in 2018, but I'm very glad I made room in my sewing time to do just that, as I've gotten a ton of use out of them, and I expanded my style horizons in the process.
Those are all the goals I have for the moment. I hope that they are as helpful as last year's goals were in setting direction, but leaving space for flexibility. Happy sewing, everyone, and I'll see you next time!