Soft-focus, taken by my daughter last night. It isn’t a detailed costume photo yet captures the spirit of our evening. I don’t have any photographs of my costume but surely my girlfriend does. I’ll post pictures and dress construction in the next few days.
Last year this time, I decided to “put myself out there” more: starting a blog, getting out and about in the city, sewing dresses, and weaning myself off black clothing.
For this year, I choose a double edged word: Reduce. I want to drastically reduce my consumption of goods as well as reduce personal waste production. A major aspect of sustainable living involves choosing to live with less.
I want to try harder, especially in relation to my sewing.
Quilting: (originally a craft based on thrift)
- Green and brown Chinese Coins
- Blue Storm at Sea
- Maybe a pretty floral applique for the little girl
- Finish my Block of the Month
I commit to scrap quilts only this year.
- Wearable, tough, pretty dresses.
- Any new separate must match with 5 existing separates.
- No more black at all. Period.
- Experiment with zero waste design.
I commit to a complete freeze on personal fabric buys for 6 months. Remember I teach dressmaking in a shop stuffed with gorgeous fabrics. Could I fabric freeze for a year? We’ll see when June rolls around.
Proviso- Fabric purchases permitted for the Wardrobe Club at work.
I plan conscious reductions in other areas, but these relate specifically to sewing. I’m excited to see what will happen in 2011.
Happy New Year!