It took some doing, y’all, but I convinced the Coach to write another post for you because he thinks he knows better than me what New Year’s resolutions I should make. And for those of you visiting for the first time, the Coach is my husband (who is a football coach in real life) that occasionally guest posts, mostly to poke fun at me. Enjoy!
I knew as soon as football season ended I would be asked to write something again but with age comes wisdom and I was able to use a few new tricks to postpone the inevitable. My newest trick, Look busy bought me a month. I’d make it look like I was drawing plays on my iPad but really I was just playing fruit ninja. Then, it happened. We’re driving in the car and she says “You should write a post for New Year’s.” She likes to spring that kind of stuff on you when you’re trapped in a moving vehicle. After quickly ruling out what would have been a painful tuck and roll, I reluctantly agreed. So this is a a letter mostly to my wife, but hey, if the advice applies…
8 New Year’s resolutions that all sewists (mainly my wife) should make (but won’t).
1. Stop using others’ wardrobes for fabric. I used to have more shirts but a couple of them have been repurposed over the years. Everything from dress shirts to t-shirts. I even lost a jacket once so the boy could have a new pair of wind pants.
2. Use up your stash before buying more fabric. You have seven different shades of blue. Surely, one of them could do the job. Same goes for buttons. Did you even bother to look though the 483 that you have?
3. Stop leaving pins everywhere. I realize I’ve already covered this in a previous post but I guess you didn’t read it. My arms look like they’re pincushions because I’ve literally been a human pincushion more times than I care to remember.
4. Donate the refashion pile. You started that pile during the Clinton Administration. Go ahead and donate it already. Or don’t, just use it instead of my clothes next time you need more fabric.
5. Finish the mending before starting a new project. That shirt just needs one button put back on and the kid can wear it again. How about letting the hem out on the little one’s pants? He’s wearing capris in the dead of winter. It would just be nice to have those things done instead of starting a five panel bodice thingy with a tapered something.
6. Spend less time on Pinterest and Instagram looking for sewing ideas and make the things already on your to-do list. If you have a list of sixteen things you want to make, after an hour spent on those two sites that list grows to 40.
7. Don’t make your new outfit the day you plan on wearing it. Wedding invitations go out months before the event. Why wait until the day of to figure out you don’t have anything to wear? I’ve lost count of how many parties/events we’ve been late to because of this.
8. Stop trying to change the way other’s dress. I do have a couple of shirts my wife made me that I wear and I like. I have also had to shoot down a lot of other projects because they just were not my style.
Or did I just realize the other reason why all my shirts keep getting cut up?
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