Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sewing Goals for 2015

In the spirit of all things blogland, I'm going to make a list of goals related to my sewing that I'd like to achieve this year: 


  • Track usage
  • More out than in
  • Use up large scraps, throw out the rest
  • Work more with wovens than in previous years (This will be an instinctual measure as I don't have any data on which to gauge my success.) 


  • Use my Sure Fit Designs kits - at least once each
  • Use at least 10 stash patterns that have never seen the light of day
One pattern of many that I have wanted to make for a long time.


  • Watch all unwatched Craftsy classes (and sew the associated projects!). Sewing with Silks is the next one on my list. I love Craftsy and find the video lessons interesting and useful, for the most part. 


  • Don't really have a budget for sewing, so I'd like to track my spending to see exactly how much I do spend on my hobby


  • This is my really lofty goal - to do something each day that moves an active project forward. Ideally, I'd like to spend around 30 minutes a day on my sewing, but that's probably a bit too unrealistic.


  • I'd like to sew 4 things per month: a dress for me, finish a UFO, another garment for me and something for someone else (typically my daughter or husband).
  • I'd like to document my sewing a little better this year. Getting photos for the blog is difficult (mainly because I'm too lazy to do my hair), so I'm not going to go there, but I am going to try really hard to keep my Sewing Notebook up to date.


  1. Great goals Kelley - I can see this boosting your wardrobe really well. I am with you on sewing a frock a month. I also plan to sew more with wovens and rejig some items that I like but never wear. Happy 2015!

  2. Very doable goals, Kelley.

    While my blogging is atrocious, my sewing notebook is very well maintained. Just because I can't see where the fabric has disappeared from the stash, the evidence is there in black and white. Another upside is I no longer have any UFO's as I don't cut another garment until I've ticked off a finish date for those things already cut.