Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Focus on Enjoyment 2013 Re-Sew-lution

This image is from So I Sewed This, a fabulous sewing blog I follow.

I love this idea: to focus on the enjoyment of sewing. I have a day job, sewing is supposed to be fun...

How will I put more enjoyment in my sewing?

  • Make clothes that I can wear. I know! Obvious - but not so for me. Lots of time I finish a project and I don't wear what I made.
  • Make a muslin for each garment in some fun, splashy fabric that makes me smile.
  • no crazy deadlines - real or imagined! This is something that I can improve on in all aspects of my life. I set a timetable and then if I don't meet it, I feel bad. Out with that!
  • no more splurging on fabric I don't need or can't afford. Less debt makes me more relaxed.
  • try one new pattern each month
  • buy no new Big 4 patterns
  • buy all the indie designer patterns I like
  • enjoy this blog and others
  • Don't let things become a chore - take a break when I need it


  1. Great ideas! I also need to make things i actually want to wear and not let things become a chore! Hope listing your ideas for enjoyment helps you keep them in mind throughout the year!

  2. I understand how goals help people push to accomplish more, but I think that feeling of guilt with a deadline is what I end up with. Rather than being happy with what I did do, I focus on what I didn't do.

    Also, I first read the title as "Focus on Employment" and then I was surprised when you mentioned having a day job rather than changing the day job. Maybe this cold is making my head fuzzier than I thought.

  3. I also have the goal of trying a new pattern every month and limiting my purchases of the big four patterns.

  4. A cracking list! What fun! I can't wait to see what you make.

  5. Hey! I hope you don't mind, but I nominated you for a Liebster Award on my blog. It's an award to help bring viewers to blogs with less than 200 followers!

  6. Great list for 2013! Focusing on enjoying sewing sounds like a great idea ... off to have a peek around your blog ... J



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