Thursday, January 10, 2019

Sewing Resolutions for 2019 | hopes + plans

Now that we're less than two weeks into the New Year and I've been thinking about what I will sew this year. Will I make pants or skirts? Russian patterns or English ones? So many options but so little time since I'm at school and have other pressing things.
I decided to write this post as a way for me to remember what I'll be doing throughout the year and to plan ahead. I do not have any firm sewing intentions because like always they can evolve over time.

In my last post, I wrote my blogging goals and plans for this year but since I am a sewist too, it made sense to do some sewing related resolutions for this year.

Last year I made a list but unfortunately, I didn't do anything on it. But that will change this year (I dearly hope so) I have planed things that are not only more reasonable but that will cost me less money (and time) in the long run. By less money, I mean not buying pdf patterns that cost $12+ each since I can't afford them, which was the main problem with my list last year.

  • I love to go to thrift stores and there I find some of the cutest vintage patterns for literal cents that are (practically) new. I've done a couple of reviews on vintage patterns that I got thrift stores like the Tubular 80s dungarees/top review or the 1970s maxi dress. These were extremely affordable (obviously) and so they didn't break the bank.

Sewing Resolutions for 2019

Seasonal Collection

I would really like to sew up a seasonal collection made out of 4-6 garments, which would include a pair of pants, tops, dresses and jackets. How or when will I do that is a very good question.  To be honest, I don't know what goes in a collection, do you know?

VikiSews Patterns

Late last year I stumbled into the Russian sewing community (I don't remember how) and found VikiSews a company that makes the cutest, most stylish garment patterns. The only problem? They are in Russian. But I didn't care I wanted those patterns badly. Why? Because they were ~$3 each!
That's right, the patterns were a fraction of the cost of other pdf pattern companies with the same style. VikiSews also offer video courses for a really good price and comes with patterns that are not offered standalone.
Vita's dressJudy's dress

Just before Christmas, they held a 50% off sale and so I got a couple of patterns for $1.50 each. The only difference from western pattern companies is that you can only get the pattern in your size. So one size instead of multiple though there are a couple that has multiple sizes. Oh, and before choosing a pattern you must choose a height first, which again was a very different experience for me.
Though I don't speak Russian I do hope to sew up two VikiSews patterns and to write some reviews on it. Wish me luck!

Monthly Sewing

Since I'm at school, I do not have a lot of time in my hands but I do want to sew when (or if) I have the time.
My goal is to sew two garments monthly if the time allows (I'll even settle for 1, though it breaks my heart) So by the end of the year, I would have between 12-20 garments made! I would honestly settle for 10, knowing how I can be like (ie, forgetting to sew, sewing the wrong size, etc).
My biggest problem is that everything takes forever to sew, for I stumble into problems or maybe I'm the problem?

Sew a Little Black Dress

Every girl needs a little black dress. The perfect garment for any occasion, since black does go with everything. There are so many types of LBD, that it is hard to choose the perfect one.
So hopefully this year I'll be able to sew one up.

Image result for iconic little black dress
or even something as simple as these ones below.  The black pants with the with skirt  on Grace Kelly look so summery and chic.
Image result for duchess of cambridge black dressImage result for black dress golden hollywood

Related Post: 2019 Blog Plans and Goals

Skills

I do hope to improve my sewing skills this year. Maybe couture sewing, vintage stitches. I feel that for that last year and a half my sewing skills have been static since I graduated high school where I learned most of my skills. What skills do you think I should learn or try?

Those are all my sewing intentions for 2019. I do hope to do more sewing than I did last year and hopefully learn new skills along the way. If you have any thoughts, comments or concerns don't forget to comment.

What do you think? Do you have any sewing resolutions for this year? or any crafty/hobby resolution? 


Hope to hear from you
Til next time,
Loren Camila

18 comments:

  1. Good luck with your sewing resolutions for the year! It is exciting to see what people can make - big plus when it's unique. I like that there are some patterns for cheap! Ooh, the little black dresses are cool! Something so simple can look so elegant. Sending you positive vibes!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. Thank you for your response, Nancy. Sewing can be expensive at time if one does not do research or look in other areas.

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  2. I wish I could sew, I did textiles at school but I never got the hang of it. It must be so handy if you know how to make your own clothes and alter things, good luck with your goal!

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    1. It is a very useful skill even if just used for mending or sewing on buttons and more.
      Thanks Bronia!

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  3. You have so many great sewing goals! :) I see a lot of vintage patterns in the opshops here, lots of fabric too, but I'm terrible at sewing, can't even mend a button myself, ha! My mum is the one I go to if I need things mended, ha!

    Hope that your week is going well! We are in the middle of another summer heatwave here in Australia!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thanks Mica! Sewing is a fun (useful) hobby to know.
      Hope the heatwave recedes so that you can enjoy your summer.

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  4. How creative! I wish I can sew a handkerchief, I'm too scared of running the needle into my fingers :(

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. Thanks, hun! It would be hard to sew your fingers and I understand your fears if done wrongly rhings can happen.

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  5. This is so cute that you've set up sewing intentions for yourself for 2019. I could barely sew at all. I can only hand-sew rips and tears from clothes, but it sounds really neat that you can sew your very own garment!

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    1. Thanks, Atsuna! I feel that if I plan it, the garment/ideas will come out better and like I want it to. Sewing can be fun and it's good that you can sew tears and rips as they are really not that fun.

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  6. Hi! Thanks for sharing your opinion.
    I hope you´ll visit my blog soon. Have a nice day!

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  7. its a nice 2019 resolution, go ahead. We always with you.

    Regards,
    Prabhu

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  8. Those are some great ambitions! Especially the LBD sounds like an amazing project to take on. Personally I love Lauren Bacall’s style. Whichever one you choose, it must be a fantastic feeling to wear it when its done!

    Patty x | https://www.pattycular.com

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    1. Thanks Patty for your encouragement! Hopefully I'll be able to find an easy pattern

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