Friday, January 8, 2010

Looking Forward - 2010

I'm so looking forward to a new year of sewing and creating beautiful things. 2009 was a trying year, and I'm thankful that I had an outlet. I'm grateful to God for blessing with a creative hand, and try to share the gift with my family and friends. My client projects is growing: I already have: two clergy robes, a prom dress, two coats, and a alterations to do.

This year I decided to do an over haul of my sewing goals targeting specific things to accomplish.

1. New machine - I absolutely have to buy another sewing machine. My singer Quantum DSX died on me shortly after Christmas. It is over fifteen years old. It has paid for itself over and over again. So I'm shopping for a new one. I have Commercial Grade Singer Sewing machine that I am not fund of at all. It's my back up. So I will definitely buy a new sewing machine within the next few weeks.

2. Purchase Reference Books - There at least one I'm going to buy: Roberta Carr's Couture Sewing Book recommended by NancyK.

3. Adding some tailoring techniques - Make at least one garment with bound buttonholes, another some decorative top stitching (I love the midnight blue dress Carolyn recently made.), and try at least one of the techniques in Roberta Carr's Couture book.

4. Sew something from all those BWOF magazines on the shelf. I have a couple hundred dollars invested in them. I need to use them.


5. Make that cute little black Beyonce number on the side bar.

That's it.

Have a wonderful creative weekend!


  1. I'm with you on the BWOF! I need to use mine more.

  2. Sounds like you have everything figured out for this year and they sound great. I look forward to seeing your creations :)

  3. I found the Roberta Carr book new/used for a lot less money than it's listed on Palmer Pletsch site.
    It also cost me a lot less than all the library fine I had before I bought it! As I've said before, ignore the heinous fashions and go straight to the fabulous techniques. Birgitte just did a great tutorial on bound buttonholes showing Carr's method for the facing. Bunny just did a tutorial on her method of faux binding collars and pockets that is really elegant.

  4. Happy New Year! I can't wait to see what machine you end up buying! I might be getting a new one this year, too, so I'm curious for more than one reason. :)

  5. I am hoping you will have a great and creative 2010. Your goals are good and like you have invested mucho dinero on BWOF and really need to make more from them.

  6. That sounds achievable to me. Can't wait to see the new sewing machine.

    I bought Adele Margolis Tailoring Techniques on E-bay and Istarted reading it on New year Eve. I finished it tis morning around 1:00am. I highly recommend it. It was written in 1968 and revised. I think it should be part a any sewers who plans to include some aspects of tailoring in their sewing.

  7. Like your list and with your skills, I know you'll knock it out. The book is worth the money and the BWOF are worth the effort. Can't wait to see your creations...on your new machine. :)

  8. I can see 2010 is really going to be very creative...You are always an inspiration and I bet you will work out your to do list...Happy New year

  9. You're a master goal-setter; no wonder you've accomplished so much! I'm learning a lot by following your blog; you have my admiration!

  10. Sorry to hear about the demise of your machine. :( But now you get the fun of choosing a new one! Enjoy 2010.

  11. I think you definitely deserve a new sewing machine - have a great time choosing one! Good luck with your 2010 goals.

  12. Lots of good, fun goals for 2010! Very much looking forward to what you create this year with your new baby. :)



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