I enjoy living vicariously through other bloggers' SWAP (sewing with a plan) posts. In contrast, my wardrobe and sewing planning revolves around minimizing serger thread color changes. ;-)
I place my mending/refashioning/sewing projects in trays, sorted by color and stored in a cabinet of the sewing island. DD's Fall wardrobe, Halloween costume and birthday outfit superseded my other sewing plans in the past 4 months.
My cabinet of pending projects overflowed. There was no escape from plowing through the stacks. In one week, my serger sported four colors before I ran out of time.
10-20-30 minutes to sew in practice!
In one super-busy week, I hemmed a 3-pack of ribbed tanks to curve over my hips, cut three bias striped jersey scarves, repaired a fraying bath towel, refashioned two thrifted t-shirts using Kwik Sew 2555, made a pair of PJ pants from Vogue 1146, repaired a thrifted turtleneck and hemmed two RTW pairs of pants.
These are not the most glamorous makes, but they are needed makes.
I barely touched my 2014 and 2015 sewing goals and lists*. A new job and subsequent inter-state move; home search, renovation and second move; and family work took precedence. But, it's nice to dream of a future with more spare time, which I can devote to exploring new directions in making.
In 2016, I resolve to resume my dyeing experiments. Anyone in Boulder want to participate in a tie-dye party?
* The lists will be rejiggered and serve as reminders and motivators instead of sources of guilt.
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