I decided not to make a list of resolutions (sewing or otherwise!) this year, but the nagging thought about “what do I want to focus on next” has been swirling around in my head for weeks now. And by George, I think I’ve finally got it! In a word, excellence. I need some more of it, and I want to give more of it to my students. I want to “re-learn” the Japanese tailoring techniques taught to me by Judy Barlup. I want to perfect my skills at making jeans – both fitting and construction. I want to try my hand at making men’s dress slacks. I want to enter some contests. I want some of my students to enter design programs, and win competitions, and sew things they never dreamed they were capable of. I want 2012 to be the year of “go big or go home”.
So let’s do it! What do you want to rock in your sewing studio this year?