So after long lurkage on craft and sewing blogs around the interwebs, I decided I wanted in on the fun. I plan to document my travails as I hone my skills and create the perfect wardrobe. Plus I think that posting about my ongoing projects might encourage me to finish some of them!
So my sewing goals for the new year: (and yes, I realize that it's January 11... cut a girl some slack!)
- Draft and make a flattering pair of pants. This will likely be a challenge. I've been sewing for years but just tackled my first pair of pants this weekend. I subsequently realized that the standard big 4 patterns are unlikely to work for me as baby has got some serious back... And frankly I rarely can find pants that fit well in ready-to-wear given that I am 5'9" with a 36" inseam barefoot. So these ideal pants will be 39" to 40" long and make my bottom look enticingly curvy rather than enormous. I'm thinking a high-waisted trouser with a thick waistband and a wide leg that skims the floor in heels...
- Create a capsule wardrobe. I am an attorney and I'm supposed to look professional a LOT of the time. I feel this will be made easier if I have a collection of well made garments that can be mixed and matched. This, of course would be easiest if I was content to stick to neutral colors but I am powerless to resist any saturated jewel tone. That said, it's a goal (albeit one I need to think through).
- Make a men's suit. I have made myself suits but have never attempted quality menswear.