Happy New Year everyone!
It’s that time to make new resolutions and plans for a new start to the year (and decade in this case!).
I’m opting not for a Make Nine list (because let’s face it, I’ll make waaaaaay more than 9 garments in a year) but a few Must Dos, AKA things I need to complete by the end of 2020. It’s not a long list but I feel like if I write them down I’m more likely to follow through!
1. A leather jacket.
This is top of the list as I desperately need a new one! I’ve sadly outgrown (widthways) my old one so a new one is a must. It’s a wardrobe staple that’ll go with everything and I’ve already got a pattern I want to use for it – the Ziggi jacket from Style Arc.
2. New black jeans.
I lost my last pair of Closet Case Ginger Jeans and they need to be replaced ASAP! I’ve recently purchased some black stretch denim so I’m good to go. As sad as I am that I lost my last pair, it’s an opportunity to perfect the fit!
3. Alice Hammer Cherry blouse
This is a knitting project I bought myself over the Christmas break. I loved the shaped of the lightweight sweater but I can only justify buying it if I actually make it!
4. SneakerKit trainers
I nought this kit in the SneakerKit kickstarter campaign last year and it finally arrived last November. I’m fascinated about how it’ll come together but I’ve not yet had the time to make them!
The main theme that I want to guide my 2020, maybe even the whole of the 20s, is sustainability – a cliché perhaps in this day and age but an important one.
I’m looking to reuse, recycle, reduce waste, particularly plastic waste. I’d like to do this as much as I can in all aspects of life but the main thing really, I guess, is to buy LESS but buy BETTER. So for me that will mean shopping my fabric stash, being picky about fibres when I do buy more fabric, restyling/ altering clothes I already have, upcycling, meal planning and bulk meal prepping, reducing meat consumption, choosing options to go plastic free even if it costs more, looking for locally made/ grown items and produce.
I’m not going to go on about it more and I promise this won’t turn into some eco conscious blog! It’s just something I personally want to do for myself so no preaching here!
I’m looking forward to what the 20s will bring even if the world is a super scary place right now. Don’t forget to keep following the blog and my Instagram to follow what I get up to!