Last autumn, I came up with a plan for my sewing. before I did that, I more or less just sewed what ever I wanted to do, but through MMM and SSS, I experienced that there were some serious gaps in my me-made wardrobe. So I came up with My Grand Plan. I think it is about time for me to review this plan, and see what I did and didn´t do.
What I did do: I finished most of my planned items, and many of them have become wardrobe staples that I can´t live without!
I have three UFO´s, the vest, the shirt refashioning and the knitting project Audrey in Unst. The vest is cut and I´ve stitched together some seams, but I think I´ll wait with it until after the summer, since it´s made of wool, and I have lots of summer sewing I´d like to do. The shirt was the first thing I started on, but I didn´t find the inspiration to finish it. I really should try and give it another go. The cardigan is just a result of me being a much more patient seamstress than knitter. I tend to loose my patience when it comes to knitting large stuff. I know that I should take time and finish this, because I really could make good use of a black cotton cardigan for spring.
I´ve discarded a couple of projects. One is the Audrey dress, the style just wasn´t for me, and the other´s the retro jacket. That is such a shame really, because I´ve put a lot of work into it. But I´ve done something wrong in the construction, and it looks crazy (and I actually did make a muslin!). I might try and make another one at some point, but right now I´m just sad it didn´t work out the way I´d hoped.
Some projects didn´t even make it to the sewing table, and those are a chiffon blouse, another knit top, a party dress and a black pencil skirt. The latter really should be made at some point, I realize that it´s a good wardrobe stable…
All in all, I´m quite happy with my plan and all I managed to make. I really love a good plan, it gives more structure to my sewing!
How about you? Are you good at sticking to plans, or do you like to let your creativity decide?