Making clothes is a black hole of skills. It seems to me that the more I know about sewing... the more I realize I have yet to learn. There are so many kinds of sewing, so many types of garments, so many skills to learn!
While it sometimes seems a little overwhelming, I'm actually really okay with it. I love learning, and what better field to pick than one that can provide a lifetime of learning?!
It's important to me to master my craft, to become exceptional at what I do. It means that the clothes I make will be more durable and longer-lasting, thus being better uses of resources. It also means I will be more likely to keep these garments. Do any of you know the pain of deciding what to do with a garment you spent hours upon hours making?! You do NOT just throw it out without a second thought! If it must go, you find a good home for it or repurpose it into something equally as awesome. It means something to you.
There are a lot of areas in which I want to improve my skills. My top three are in tailoring (suits specifically), lingerie, and sewing knits. I'll be working on these specifically this year.
What areas of "makery" would you like to skill up in this year?