- Decide on my style.
- Choose my 12ish patterns, 2 or 3 dresses, two shorts, two pair of pants, two blouses, one long coat, one short coat and two skirts: full circle and Aline/straight?, lingerie pattern.
- Sew a muslin for all 12 patterns to ensure perfect fit. If the pattern doesn't suit at muslin stage, it will be dropped for another pattern.
...One goal I have this year is to actually complete a sewing challenge I enter! I was reading a blog, Lucky Lucille, and the author has set herself a challenge to limit herself to only 12 patterns for the entire year. You can read her basic rules on her site here. I thought this was a great idea, so I'm going to try something similar. I do have a wardrobe dilemma, there I've said it, I love to sew, but I just can't decide on what, out of all the patterns available to me, I should sew! I am hoping that taking on this challenge and also making use of the Colette Patterns, Wardrobe Architect posts, I will have a core collection of clothing, that not only work together, but that I love! Can't wait!! So I am making my initial collection on Pinterest, I only have a few patterns in there so far, it is quite hard deciding exactly what to chose when you place a limit on yourself. Plus I am working through the Coletterie wardrobe posts before I really decide which patterns to use. My 12 pattern goal will only apply to my personal wardrobe, as I also sew for the rest of the family, but they will also only get a limited amount of patterns to chose from, not just me! I am also choosing 5 extra patterns later on in the year for holiday wear, as we'll be going on a cruise at some time so need to start planning for that :) Well if I'm being truthful my pattern goal will be 'around' 12 patterns, I have three separate shirt dresses that I like equally so will muslin all three before deciding on one, I also want to sew some lingerie, so will add a bustier (if it suits me), and a slip, half slip, camisole pattern, as I have none currently in my wardrobe ( jersey??). So my goal for 2014 will be: