We’re halfway through 2017 (this year is FLYING by 🚀), so now’s the perfect time to see how I’m doing on my 2017 sewing goals.

I set seven sewing goals in January, and I’m making great progress on them. I’m especially pleased with my Project #SewMyStyle garments and the completion of Wardrobe Architect.

My vlog goes into greater detail about what’s gone down and what’s going to go down in the second half of the year. Please share in comments how YOUR sewing goals have been shaping up! Thanks!

And PLEASE subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notifications when I post a new video. Now that I’ve got proper video editing software (affiliate link), I’m practically unstoppable. Except for the learning curve, ha ha.

Speaking of video, you’ll notice A LOT of background birdsong (it was a lovely day and my windows were open). I bought an external mic (affiliate link) that should cut down on background noise in future vlogs. I can’t wait to try it out and keep improving all the ways I share content with you guys!

Another fun fact about this video: This is the second take! My first pass was out of focus because I kept leaning forward to speak. What can I say; I was trying to engage with the camera.

For your enrichment, here’s links to juuuust about everything I mention in the video:

January blog post about my seven sewing goals for 2017

Negroni men’s shirt pattern from Colette

“High-Fashion Sewing Secrets” by Claire B. Shaeffer (affiliate link)

Sew Over It City Break eBook with Mia jeans

Closet Case Files Sew Your Dream Jeans online class (The class comes with mid-rise Ginger jeans pattern)

Named Jamie jeans

I forgot to mention in the vid that I have these PDF jeans patterns printed and taped! Whew! That’s A LOT of paper!

Indiesew denim

Here’s what I made so far for Project #SewMyStyle:
January: Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater #2: The stylish sweatshirt
February: Named Saunio Cardigan: Harder than it looks
March: Becoming a (Manila) leggings person for Project #SewMyStyle
April: Bridgetown backless, the forever dress
May: Cali Faye Collection Pocket skirt + How to use basting tape like a pro

Check out the Project #SewMyStyle tag on Instagram

Here are the remaining #SewMyStyle garments for the year:
June: Megan Nielsen Briar top
July: Cali Faye Collection Valley blouse
August: Megan Nielsen Darling Ranges dress
September: Named Yona coat
October: Cali Faye Collection Hampshire trousers
November: By Hand London Anna dress
December: A SURPRISE, WOOOOOO!

Here are my three Wardrobe Architect posts:
Wardrobe Architect Part 1: Getting personal about wardrobe planning
Wardrobe Architect Part 2: My silhouettes, colors, and beauty
Wardrobe Architect Part 3: Sewing a capsule wardrobe (in this post I share my nine capsule garments for spring/summer)

My Sew Caroline Larchmont T in Liberty of London lawn!

Victory Pattern “Boundless Style” mix-and-match sewing pattern book (affiliate link)

My A-MAH-ZING Victory Patterns Jackie dress (BTW, after finishing Jackie, I wrote about with my best tips for working with scuba knit)

Charming Chevrons quilt pattern from Christa Quilts (I met Christa at Sew Pro, and she was a doll!)

Asian Fanfare from Paintbrush Studio, the charm pack for chevron quilt

P.S. Here’s what I wrote about last week — the Sew Caroline Larchmont T.

P.P.S. ICYMI, here’s the first Sie macht vlog: Sewing vlog: A minor haul of sewing classes, patterns, etc..