I’ve managed to complete 3 of my 5 challenged I set myself in 2015. I’m blaming my 2 failures on getting pregnant and therefore losing all my energy (and marbles) for the last 5 months.
1) Man’s shirt was completed in the summer and apart from putting the sleeves on back to front was a relative success.
2) Creased trousers were very easy (aside from the fly!) but it wasn’t a great fabric choice so i don’t wear them that often.
4) Was the lovely tailored jacket but since I’ve been pregnant half of 2015 I didn’t fancy trying to make a fitted jacket when I had no waist to speak of.
5) This African batik fabric was my 5th challenge and I still haven’t got a scoobie what to do with it. Any ideas?
So in order to keep looking forward I’ve decided to set all new challenges for 2016.
Challenge 1: Master the overlocker
Sadly I’ll have to buy myself more fabric because I don’t have any jersey fabric in my stash. It’ll be a tough sacrifice but for the sake of self improvement I’ll force myself to go fabric shopping.
Challenge 2: Boning
Sadly i don’t yet have any posh parties or balls to go to towards the end of 2016 so i may have to just wear a fancy frock to Toddler group come December.
I got Gertie’s vintage sewing book for Christmas which looks to have a great tutorial for boning as well as a lovely couple of dress patterns like this one.
Challenge 3: Underwear
I’m not going to be any more specific than that – it will either be knickers or a bra. I’ve found all the other bloggers writing about their adventures in making underwear v inspiring this year. Now I’ve got an overlocker I have no excuse not to try except that my ass is the size of the moon and will continue to be mahoosive until I get this baby out.
I think that’s as much as I want to set myself a challenge at this stage. Lets face it – in a few months just getting out of PJs before midday is going to be an impressive feat!