I have sewn quite a bit over the last year, and hope to sew even more in 2018. There is a wonderful blog called Goodbye Valentino that is hosting a ready to wear fast for the whole year. I've signed up, so no clothes buying for me this year. I don't have serious plans, other than the following.
- Charity sewing: Tote bags for a women's shelter, I hope to make six over the next few days.
- At least one knit top to coordinate with an awful-to-make skirt I just finished and will blog about soon.
- Finish two quilts, and maybe start (and finish) another. Mr CS and I have decided that we just don't have enough quilts around here.
- A wardrobe for a short cruise to come in May-June.
- A nice dress for the SAGA convention in September. I'm now on the Board of Directors so that gives me an extra incentive to look nice.
Back in 2016 I purchased a Pfaff 4.0 Coverlock during a Black Friday sale, and have spent quite a bit of time learning its capabilities. Last October I took a three day "Serger Boot Camp" which gave me so much confidence in threading and using it. During the class we used Babylock 8 thread sergers, quite a bit more advanced than my 5 thread Pfaff, but the class was still valuable. We learned a great deal about which stitches to use for different applications. Of course Babylocks are a breeze to thread with the air threading system, and now the newest model even threads the needles. But at a price tag of over $10,000, I think I can thread my own serger.
I plan to document some of the clothes I made last year, along with my new items. Stay tuned and Happy Stitching!