I tried not to expect too much from myself last year, since I had a baby and I really wanted to pace myself. I learned a couple of piano songs (including the theme to "Downton Abbey") and I sewed a couple of dresses, some more successful than others.
I am trying to set goals to improve my health, spirituality, and home but I'll cut to the chase- mostly this year I want to sew!!! I have so many patterns, fabrics, and dreams waiting to come true. Hopefully I can make a few good dresses, or at least learn a lot in the process!
So far I am completely in love with this dress. I should have sewn it back in the fall, since plaids seemed to be so "in" then, but I didn't have time for it. A January plaid will have to do. Maybe I'm doing it wrong but so far I love sewing with plaids. Yes, one does have to think more about how they will allocate their fabric but I love being able to "follow the lines" as I cut and sew it. I'm so proud that I go the lines to go down the center and then how I cut them vertical on the collar. And the colors! I think they are a blast.
I'm using the Licorice dress pattern from the Colette sewing book. I love Colette patterns! They are so easy to read and use. I should have used them when I was first learning to sew. I'm going to have to sew the Macaron and Ceylon dresses someday too. They are just too cute to say no to.
I just have the sleeves, zipper, and hems to complete on this little beauty!