new year, new(ish) to blogging || my 2019 roadmap

Hellooooo!

I just got back in town from a great weekend in Florida, where I had plenty of time to brainstorm ideas for what I’d like my blog to become. Huge shoutout to the coolest blogger Cat over at Ctrl + Curate for being an awesome host and for giving me some handy tips for photo taking and Lightroom editing 😍

York Pinafore, Pattern from Helen's Closet - eggshell denim dyed with RIT dye in Wine
York Pinafore in Denim!

It’s hard to believe that I’ve already had ten blog posts! I’ve seen a lot of sewing blogs that go over different sewing challenges, i.e. the #MakeNine2019 challenge or #SewMyStyle2019, and the like, but I didn’t feel like those really suited me. I’m not sure if that means I’m less of a planner, but I think this year still holds a lot of major unknowns for me and I don’t want to constrain myself to specific patterns or styles.

I will, however, set a different challenge for myself – to not just Make but to Do nine big things this year:

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what’s the story, morning glory? || pattern review

I got an overlocker! oooh boy was I excited to use it, but truth be told, I knew nothing about what supplies to buy, how to thread it, how to turn it on, etc. I think I’ll be learning about how to use it for the rest of 2019! My cousin got me the Brother 1034D overlocker, seen in this pic here:

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she’s beautiful

For my first overlocker experiment, I chose a quick make that I’ve been eyeing on Instagram for a few months – the Morning Glory Top from Sarah Kirsten (linkΒ here!) As this was my first time using this pattern, I didn’t want to cut into any fancy fabric in my stash quite yet. I used about 1.5 yards some quilting cotton I got from the clearance sale at Joann Fabrics at ~$3/yard.

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