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December 30, 2021
As we near the end of one calendar year and prepare to begin a new one, many will participate in the popular act of setting New Year Resolutions. This time of year is a natural transition of change for many…a chance to improve or grow in some way. As I am reflecting over the year that is ending and thinking forward to the impending new year, I found myself curious as to the Webster’s dictionary meaning of the word resolution. A resolution is a “firm decision to do or not to do something”. When I think of applying this term to my love of sewing, well, “to do or not to do something” is a given! I know I will be sewing, so no need to set a resolution! A better plan is to set a goal, not a resolution. A goal is “the object of a person’s ambition or effort…a desired result”. I have been giving a lot of thought to my sewing goals for the new year…the direction I would like to move and my desired result. And Raspberry Creek Fabrics is helping me reach my goal!
When I first discovered Raspberry Creek Fabrics a couple of years ago, I will be honest…what attracted me was the fun holiday themed panels and coordinating fabric. RCF offered selections appropriate for all ages and I loved that! A bonus to the fun prints was that they were offered on high quality french terry and jersey bases, my personal favorites. All of you already know this, right? But have you tried ALL of the fabulous bases RCF has to offer? I have not and my goal is to explore all of the base options RCF has to offer.
I actually have another sewing goal I am working on for the new year, in addition to branching out and sewing with more RCF fabric bases. I want to add more professional or office attire to my wardrobe. I mentioned all the fun panels RCF has to offer. I love them but I found myself with so many hoodies. My 2021 sewing trend was a lot of casual wear…hoodies and joggers. I love them and how comfortable they are. I want to go in a different direction for 2022 and add more blouses and skirts (which can also be very comfortable, by the way) to my wardrobe.
This is where my 2022 sewing journey begins. I chose to begin with double brushed poly from RCF. I have sewn with DBP before, but have found some to be on the thin side. I love that the DBP from RCF is substantial but not heavy and it sews up beautifully! It is so soft and silky with a luxurious feel without the luxurious price! I have selected this Club Fabrics Rust Navy Sage and Cream floral in double brushed poly (found here: https://raspberrycreekfabrics.com/collections/club/products/rust-navy-sage-and-cream-large-rose-floral-print-by-elise-peterson-for-club-fabrics) along with the Solid Navy double brushed poly (found here: https://raspberrycreekfabrics.com/products/solid-navy-blue-double-brushed-poly-spandex-knit-raspberry-creek-fabrics?_pos=2&_sid=e5249d5ba&_ss=r) for the Winter Wear Designs Neck Tie Top. I have been eyeing this pattern for some time and decided it is perfect choice for my 2022 sewing goal.
I chose to make the floral the focal print and the solid navy an accent, but this pattern features options for more color blocking if you choose. It’s a great way to use up some leftover large fabric scraps! You can also style the tie various ways to achieve different looks.
With a clear vision for my sewing goal for the new year, I am so excited to continue exploring all the bases and designs Raspberry Creek Fabrics has to offer! I wish each of you a Happy New Year!
Thank you for joining me on the blog this week. Happy sewing!
If you wish to follow my sewing journey, you can find me on Instagram at @sewn_by_cynthiaAffiliate link to the pattern: https://www.winterweardesigns.com/collections/womens-patterns/products/neck-tie-top?aff=259
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