2017 sewing resolutions
At this time of year, I enjoy reading yearly sewing Roundups, and resolutions people have for their sewing in the New Year.
I’ve done Roundups in the past, but as 2016 was such a patchy year sewing-wise, I’ll pass this year. Suffice to say I made some things I liked a lot – Paprika Patterns Jasper, for example – and I had some big fat fails, most unblogged. Swings and roundabouts.
As for resolutions, I’ve decided to declare two:
1. I will make a Style Arc Stacie Jean Jacket this year.
This project has been hovering in the queue for years. There’s something about this project that intimidates me into procrastination though. I don’t know why. The need is there – my 15 year old RTW jacket has faded to almost silver, and is fraying around the collar and cuffs.
I have the pattern. I have the perfect denim. I have the buttons. I have everything but the courage.
I will definitely have to ask my mother if I can borrow her machine, so I can have one machine threaded up for topstitching. Switching back and forth would mess with my head far too much.
So there’s a declaration of intent that I hope will make me accountable. Watch this space.
2. Jazz up my blog design.
My off-the shelf blogger template blog design is so boring, it bores even me.
Over the four years of life of this blog, I’ve attempted to address this at various times, but as someone with zero computer design skills, these attempts have come to nothing.
I don’t want a particularly fancy blog design – a nice header might be good for a start.
I’ve asked computer nerds of my acquaintance (all men) for advice and they look at me blankly. I’ve tried to pick the brains of a professional web designer, and even offered them money, but they weren’t interested in working with me on my tiny little blog. I’ve googled and YouTubed and found some guides to working with blogger layout (do this,..this..this..it’s easy!) but not easy enough for me.
So I’m putting it out there…someone…anyone…is there any advice out there for someone who wants to jazz up there blog, but doesn’t have the skills to do it. As I indicated, I’m even prepared to pay to have someone do it. Just how is the question.
I normally don't make resolutions, but these two projects have been hovering around the to do list for so long, I thought it might work to make them resolutions. I hope by the end of 2017, I can tick them off as DONE!