Thursday, December 31, 2009

Final Farewell to 2009

I won't summarize my sewing accomplishments or lack thereof but will make a few resolutions for the following year.

1. I resolve to tell people who make a difference in my life how they are important to me.  Give more compliments or praise where it is due.

2.  I resolve to make a plan for my sewing- sort the stash, muslin what's new and make more clothes that are wearable with my other clothes.

3.  Work out harder and become stronger- inside and out.

4. Change my hair to something fresh and new.

5.  Learn a new technique for doing something new or old both in my personal and professional lives at least once a month.

Back to sewing...
The muslin for the Ottobre coat is done.  I'm glad I did it because now I know the skirt is very a-line and I do like the thought of pockets.  I had once thought I'd insert pockets in the side seams but that seems too far back on this pattern.  Appropriate placement for me is right where they put them.  Although, I don't like the patch pockets which are designated for this coat.  Now off to learn a new technique and how to place some inconspicuous welt pockets in the front.

The coat will have an interlining of muslin to reinforce the back and front.  I'm still deciding on the interlining of cotton flannel.


  1. Pop over to PR and look up Butterick 6900. I did a welt pocket on that coat. I have a link you can click to see if that's what you're looking for. If so, I can help you with the pocket....

    Great resolutions, btw!

  2. Happy New Year! What a great list of resolutions. Good luck in the new year, and I look forward to seeing what you make. The coat sounds like it is going to be FANTASTIC!

  3. Happy New Year - thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

    Those are great resolutions. I'm going to take your lead and add number one to my resolutions also.