I’m taking a page from the Cup and Penny book of doing “just one thing today” that gets me closer to my goal of being a fashion sewer. I too vow  to do something each and everyday that gets me closer to my goal of being able to see a garment and design my own look and create it to suit my body. If I don’t work on my craft each day, I will never achieve the level of success I’m working towards.

I haven’t sewn much lately. Ever since my flat pattern making class ended, I hit a slump.

African Wax Print Maxi Skirt
Self-Drafted Maxi Skirt

I did draft a skirt for the Beyonce’ & Jay Z concert and mend a few things for my son and husband, but that’s it. As I type this, I’m realizing that I only haven’t been sewing much, but I have been working on something sewing or fashion related on a consistent basis. Reading my Threads magazine on techniques, watching YouTube videos, reading blog post, reading fashion magazines, working on things for my Facebook sewing group, reading something from of my sewing related books, or going to my class; Fashion Studies Foundation at Moore College of Art and Design, I’m doing SOMETHING each day to put me one step closer to my goal. I just had to realize that.

Thanks to Rebecca for her sage words. She doesn’t know what they meant to me.

So for today, I’ve pressed my fabric and laid out my pattern pieces for the Stitch Once, Rip Twice sewing group challenge. I will do a little bit each day to make sure it’s done on time. Tomorrow, I may even cut it out!

Laying out my romper pattern
Laying out my romper pattern
View D Romper Simplicity 1355
View D Romper Simplicity 1355

Remember, you must work toward your goals everyday. Write them down, study them, allow them to become as much a part of your life as brushing your teeth. If you’re not working toward them, then they are mere dreams.


“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”

–Robert Collier




5 thoughts on “Do Just One Thing Today

  1. Aw, that’s really sweet. I’m glad I’m inspiring you–you are definitely inspiring me. I’m interviewing on Thursday for a certificate program for Fashion Design!

    1. I’m so happy for you!!! You’re really following your dream. I know you’re going to knock it out of the park. They’ll have no choice BUT to admit you. As we’re on this path, we can keep inspiring each other. Make sure you let me know how it goes!

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