Sewing Goals for 2017

New Years is a wonderful time for reflection. I created a record 84 garments in 2016 and only purchased three ready-to-wear garments. I really want to work on refining my style more as my skills develop.

My sewing goals for 2017 are:

-Make fewer basics and work on more time-consuming pieces

-Make a men’s shirt (I’ve already booked into a class for this)

– Sew with leather


Papercut Sea bell dress by Papercut in a navy stretch cotton

Seamwork Winona in Burgundy knit

Sew house Seven Tea House Dress

Alder shirt dress with side pockets using fabric from Melbourne

Bonn shirt (or dress) in printed bird cotton

Named Kielo Black stretch Silk

Butterick B6169 dress with tie


Grainline Archer Shirt (cut out)

Scout Tee or similar in Liberty Print

Deer and Doe Green printed Melilot Blouse

Style Arc Blair shirt in a lightweight denim

Closet Case Files Nettie bodysuit T shirt in grey knit

Seamwork Elmira wrap cardi in deep green merino (cut out)


Megan Nielsen Axel Skirt two versions one in black with the front split the other in grey with front ties (already cut out)

Named Pulmu Skirt

A couple more V1247 skirts

Coats & Jackets:

Papercut Bellatrix blazer

Schnittchen – Silvia Coatigan

Named Yona coat in wool

Butterick zip up bomber jacket style number B6169  in navy cotton twill

Grainline Driftless cardigan


Deer and Doe Safran Pants as stretch pants and as jeans

Tailored pants – vintage pattern in grey wool


Genoa tote as a lunch bag and one in leather

For Paul:

Seamwork shorts

Self-drafted T-shirts

Papercut Rigel Jacket adjusted 

Genoa tote

Men’s shirt 6044

My key colour pallet is Navy, Black, Grey, Green, Burgundy.

I’m excited to get started on sewing some new pieces for my closet.

Thank you for following my journey.

xx Happy sewing

4 Comments Add yours

  1. 84 garments! How exciting! It looks like you have just as many wonderful things upcoming this year! I am particularly interested in seeing your Sew House Seven Tea dress. I have long loved the look of that pattern! Is there any pattern you are really anxious to get to work on?


    1. Im excited about everything! I need to make a start on my Jungle January dress first then sew the gaps in my closet. Since it’s summer I’ll be making the summer garments first then work toward winter coats.

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