new year resolutions/intentions

6 February 2019



Hello everyone,

Even though it's February and not my first post of the year, this is a post about my new year resolutions (mostly as pertains to sewing, this blog and my Youtube channel), so,  I'm officially wishing everyone a VERY VERY HAPPY START TO THE NEW YEAR.

I've already made a new year post on my youtube channel but I didn't talk much about my plans on how to grow and expand my blog, which started making me feel like I might not be taking this blog as serious as I should, which really isn't the case.

I    do feel like the blog is growing, but not at a steady pace, things are very bumpy right now if my google analytics is anything to go by.
But, I have received some offers for guest posts etc, which I'm not against but I must say I'm really stumped as to how to get the blog upward at a steady pace, with Youtube I know posting at least once a week will get you somewhere but blogging feels so much different especially with my niche.

So, while I'm certain I'll be posting content at least once a week because of my Youtube, I just feel like, I should give more to the blog and people who follow it.
Last year I did a post on fashion week trends which received a lot of compliments, maybe posts around the fashion industry might not be a bad idea.

This is turning out to be a cry for help than an actual resolutions video, LOL.

Also, I got an offer from someone to post ads on my site, they asked for rates, which I know nothing about, so, I haven't gotten back to them yet.
Is this a good thing? Does it mean my blog is getting noticed? How does one decipher frauds online? Please if anyone can point me to a blog post where I can find answers, I'll be so indebted.

RECAP OF THE NEW YEAR PLANS

  • Will be posting once a week at least
  • Might be open to niche related guest posts(is this a good idea even?)
  • I'm open to advert opportunities
  • Also will be doing other posts around fashion & style etc

If anyone is interested, here's my new year resolutions video on my Youtube channel. In it, I talk about the sewing challenge I started and invite everyone to join it. Take a look



OK then, what are your new year resolutions? It doesn't have to be sewing, blog or youtube related, drop it here let's hold each other accountable.





                                                
                                                               

Remake Your Ready To Wear 2019 (#RYRTW2019) Sewing Challenge

17 January 2019


Hey peeps,

 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I trust this blog meets you all well.

I don't know about you guys but I wasn't all that pleased with my sewing last year, quite fine I made some nice garments that I've had in rotation but my numbers are still down, I don't think I stuck to my secret goal of making one thing a month.

I'm hoping that this challenge will solve that for me, and then some. I'll make things I'll actually wear, use up some of my stash.
 But, with this challenge, I've made public my intention to try and sew one thing a month which is perfect for a slow sewist like me.

So, what's this challenge all about?

I'm calling it the #REMAKEYOURRTW2019 (RTW, in this case, being store-bought clothes) or #RYRTW2019 for short.

                


Basically, it's getting 6 of your most loved RTW items, that you like the style and fit of, then, attempting to REMAKE them. The challenge starts Jan 7th to end the 10th of June 2019.
There are no winners in this challenge, indeed you are all winners for participating, it is supposed to be a fun challenge.

With this challenge, I'm hoping to,
- Encourage/coax more people into giving pattern drafting/self-drafting a try.

- Encourage people with patterns to be more daring and see how they can hack sewing patterns to remake their favourite RTW items.

- Encourage more sewing of styles that we love because they fit and flatter us.

- Have a more realistic and wearable wardrobe that fits into our lifestyles.

The rules are simple

- Go to my Instagram page and repost the picture so that I know you're interested ( you never know which of your followers would be interested in joining you.

- Ready your 6 items.

- Tag me on your post updates and use the #RYRTW2019 tag so I can repost you makes.


I really truly hope you can all join in.
Please do watch my video to see which of my RTW garments I'll be remaking.

















                                               
                                                              

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