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It is that time of year where everyone is making, following, or forgetting their New Year’s resolutions. I have been following my non-sewing one so far and have made it to several dance classes at the gym and loving it! I also made seven sewing resolutions I hope to achieve in 2017, read on to see what they are…

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All last year I wanted to make myself a bra but never got around to it, but not this year! I want to make a full bra with underwires, adjustable straps and everything. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner perhaps I’ll start with this project. I’m going to get help with this from our Bra Kit where you learn how to both draft and sew a bra. I love the look and feel of a pretty and lacey soft cup bra.


Faux Fur

Last year I really started to work more and sew with faux fur, and this year I want to make a full on faux fur coat to keep all of me woarm. I recently made fur slippers, a throw, a bunch of scarves out of faux fur so now I need a coat to match! Shannon Fabrics has been amazing at sending me all the faux fur I’ll ever need and was just sent a bunch of this Canadian husky amber fur& that is scream to be made into this Faux Fur Coat pattern from 01/2016.



I usually keep all my ideas in a book or in my head and it is easy to forget about them when they are tucked away. I have an open wall in my sewing studio and I want to install a large cork board to display all my ideas, sketches, fabric swatches, and inspirational images. I feel like if it is always right in front of me it will inspire me to sew more and be more creative. Another resolution would be for myself to use a drill and actually put it up myself ekk!



When I first moved and set up my brand new sewing studio it was so organized and tidy. Now… not so much. I would love to overhaul it and re-organize it to what it once was and take my fabric stash inventory to see what I can make from it.



I first started my Meg’s Magazine Mash Ups in 2013 with the premise to sew one pattern every month from the each current issue of BurdaStyle magazine. Over the years it seems like it has taken on a life of its own and I steered away a bit from using new patterns and it was open to all back issue patterns. in 2017 I want to bring back the monthly current issue patterns for my Mash Ups!

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Sometimes I get in a fabric store rut and always go back to the same shop to purchase my fabric. This year I want to explore the fashion district more in my city and go into new sewing shop where I can buy fabric and notions. I’m also doing a ton of travelling this year, going to all the Original Sewing & Quilt Expos so I hope to hit up some fabric shops in each city.

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Last but not least I want to sew more for my man! He helps me out so much by photographing all my projects so I want to give back and make him more garments. I also really like sewing menswear, last year I did this men’s shirt sew along. So here is to more menswear sewing in 2017, and because my own personal closet is getting to full.

What are some of your 2017 sewing resolutions?

Happy New Year!



  • Simba_nov_06_large

    Jan 25, 2017, 01.20 AMby nrobson

    I like your resolutions! xx

  • Purplefan_large

    Jan 20, 2017, 12.47 AMby purplefan

    1. Sew Mom that 2010 Burda Plus dress but put snaps on the left underarm (she’s wearing a wristguard due to a fall). Got the fabric and most notions but need to snag some interfacing. Aim-completed by Jan. 31. (Oh, I misplaced the translated instructions so have to redo them again).

    2. I tossed my old flannel pjs-disliked the gray tones. I need a Burda nightgown (have pattern) and pjs for winter plus spring. Aim-complete at least 2 of them by March 31.

    3. Nail the pants fitting issues so I can make my own pants. I’ve struggled to find poly/rayon pants with pockets and a natural waistline for over 4 years in regular retail and secondhand stores. So done with the constant search (and I wear out my pants for as long as possible). Year to own the fitted Burda pants!

    I really like the finished pants with the braided trim you completed, Meg! Seriously sharp style!

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    Jan 18, 2017, 05.53 PMby Sususews

    These are great resolutions! I am going to have to do 3 & 4. Accomplishing those resolutions will help with another of my resolutions, sew more! And possibly with my other resolution, buy less patterns! I love fashion and beautiful clothes. It can be so hard to resist buying a pattern especially when you get an idea in your head. As a sewer, it’s great that I can make what I see. Now to just do it!

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    Jan 18, 2017, 03.19 PMby ndimi

    Great resolutions! I’ll join you with #1 and #4! I wanted to sew lingerie last year, but it was a bust. (Excuse the pun!) This year I definitely want to make a bra or dozen. My hobby room turned into a junk room last year as we filled it with everything we wanted to put out of the way while we were renovating half the house. So that’s also a must. I might even get around to #3 and make an inspiration board for my cleaned up space! :)

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    • Meg_healy_burdastyle_90_90_large

      Jan 18, 2017, 03.55 PMby MegH


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