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Now that the bulk of the holidays are over, it’s time to focus in on the New Year. For many of us that means making New Year’s resolutions – some personal, some sewing. Every year I strive to work on something new – whether a new technique or perfecting a skill (this almost always includes better fitting and pattern alterations for me) and take the time to reflect on what I’ve accomplished over the year (I created a ‘diary’ to help me easily look back on what I have done). How about everyone else? Do you make resolutions? Reflect on your year’s sewing? Make a collage of your work over the past 12 months?


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    Dec 31, 2010, 03.56 PMby ealis

    2011 is my year to sew….. I plan to tackle the mountain of fabric I have stashed, participate in more contest ( bring them on Burda) and fine-tune my sewing skills by taking a few classes. Thanks to Burda blog I’ve already got my first project lined up, the full circle skirt and the perfect fabric in my stash. Stay tuned for pictures……

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    Dec 28, 2010, 04.49 PMby easbrooke

    I want to continue taking time for myself in the sewing/crafting department! I started out okay this year, but didn’t stick to the plan as I hoped. Next year is going to be about enjoying life and crafting more!

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    Dec 28, 2010, 04.11 PMby joen

    Well last year my goal was to expand my sewing knowledge. Here’s what I did: First I found alot of great sewing blogs to follow which had alot of great sewing tips and tutorials. I did the Lady Grey Coat Sew Along with Gertie’s New Blog For Better Sewing learned so much great tailoring knowledge! A new fabric shop opened in my area (Just Make It Sew) I took a Little Black Dress pattern making class and learned to make my own pattern! it was great fun. 2011 I want to continue adding to my sewing knowledge. For Christmas I receive two of Claire Shaffer books – I’m interested in couture sewing techniques. I’m attending a sewing retreat in Feb with my ASG group a weekend of sewing your own projects with guest speakers dropping by. I also have a trip to NYC in January so I’m planning on shopping in the garment district and taking Lindsay T’s advice from her Shopping the Garment District blog. Happy New Year!!

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    Dec 27, 2010, 11.38 PMby kimberleejean

    I’m teaching myself to knit this year, going to try to put together a collection to sell, and try to take my apparel further by using this dress form (her name is Betty!).

    I also want to get to 100 followers on my blog!

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