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Goals for March 2012

Ever feel like you get into a creative rut? or an unproductive rut? Well to help me out of mine and to keep growing my current skill set, I have set 3 creative goals for March.

This year I really want to grow in my creative productivity, stretch my graphic design skills and of course enhance my sewing and pattern making ability. To help me accomplish that, I need well defined goals! So for this month, March 2012 ( can you believe we are already well into 2012!)  this is what I want to accomplish:

I want to brush up on my tailoring skills with the help of Clare Shaeffer’s ‘Couture Sewing Techniques’, and sew a  hand tailored, (well it might actually include fusible tailoring) fully lined blazer.  Due to time I will most likely choose an existing pattern. This gorgeous jacket is by Paul and Joe, a few seasons ago. I love that its double breasted, has quite fine lapels and that it is long line. So hoping to find a similar pattern.



Textile design is something that I have been wanting to do for what seems like forever. March seems like a good time to start. Currently I have been inspired by Australian designer ‘Gorman’ and I think I might aim to design a square silk scarf, maybe geometric like this Gorman one. I am also always inspired by Paul and Joe’s graphic prints that they use for both apparel and beauty packaging. I love their use of cute animals, colour and pattern.

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While its not really a creative stretching goal, it is a goal and a creative one! Lately I have been a little concerned with the air quality around our home, especially since I spend around 8 hours + on a computer and I am surrounded with wireless technology which I although I am a fan, not 100% sure of what it may be doing to me! One solution to help make a more healthy indoor environment is to include plants! I love this wall display designed by Hatch Creative, the vintage vessels and mismatch of flowers and would love to try a small plant collection in our workroom and consciously breathe a little easier.
So those are my goals for the next 3 weeks. I so hope I can achieve them and that I haven’t been too ambitious. Feeling a little nervous already, but excited to start.

  • I love your ideas. Are you planning on selling the scarves through pattern runway or is it just a personal project? By the way I would be interested in knowing which jacket pattern you end up using. I have never made a tailored jacket before but I would like one in the style you pictured and knowing a good pattern to choose would be awesome.

    • Hi Sarah! Thank you! I will definitely give a detailed review on what pattern I end up going with. I would LOVE to sell the scarves, thats a super idea, but will wait to see how they turn out! haha

  • I think that blazer (or a very similar one) popped up in a recent Patrones mag. You might want to have a look around their patterns are worth it in terms of style and fit consistency.

  • Hi, thanks for that tip. I just spent a bout 40 mins trying to find it! and I think I may have found it! Thank you for the heads up!