Well, hello there 2013

Happy New Year everyone! Can you believe how quickly this year has gone by?

some of 2012's makesSome projects from 2013…

It feels like just yesterday I was talking about my sewing goals for 2012. So how did I get on?

Well, I didn’t sew more. In fact, I think I sewed a bit less. Quality was a high priority, but my sewing abilities have yet to catch up with my ambitions.

But meeting new bloggers? I’d say that’s been a resounding success, both in real life and online. Since the pledge got started, more than 100 people have joined in from across the world.

I’ve been lucky enough to meet some of my favourite bloggers in person and get to know some others via Twitter. Even if my sewing doesn’t get any better, I’d like to keep this going.

Here are some things I’d like to achieve with the Pledge and my sewing this year:

1. Sew a work-ready wardrobe

You all know how much I love a good pencil skirt. In the next couple of months, I’d like to sew some classy clothes suitable for work. They’ll need to be well-made,  so it’s again a case of quality over quantity.

2. Tights, pants and shoes

As you know, underwear is exempt from my Pledge and while I certainly don’t buy as many shoes as I used to, I’m still buying them once I’ve worn my favourites  ’til they have holes in them. My aim for 2013 is to find places to buy tights, pants and shoes which are more in-keeping with the ethos of the pledge.

3. Reboot the pledge

The Pledge is just over a year old now, but I want to take it somewhere new. I’ve been chatting to Gillian and Clare about revamping the pledge for 2013. We’ve got some exciting ideas, so keep your eyes peeled for more information including how you can get involved…

Have you got much planned for 2013? Do let me know!

7 thoughts on “Well, hello there 2013

  1. Agneta - Mrs Bao says:

    I had a little mishap again on the pledge. 😉 But it was a huuuuge sale, after the christmas holidays, + it was abroad so I’m telling myself it doesn’t count. 😛

    But about the pledge – we should have a sew-along of some kind. And a monthly challenge maybe with a collection of recommended tutorials, patterns etc. 🙂

    Other than that I’ve got about 20 projects for january only, the other 11 months I’m guessing even more. 🙂 But no way I can finish it all, I might catch up in 2017 or so… or maybe even more behind then?

  2. joelle says:

    i have lots of plans for 2013! i really picked up sewing in 2012, and my main goal for 2013 is really simply to take my time more. quality over quantity as you say!

  3. Sarah says:

    Hello Agenta. There is a site called Sew Weekly, but due to personal circumstances in the organisers life it has not started yet this year. It sounds like the name – sew one item a week to a theme. 20 for a month sounds very ambicious,

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