There are a few things I've had my eyes on for quite a while that I hope to be able to purchase sometime this year. On the very top of the list, a new sewing machine.
The one I have now is just a dinky portable that was conducive to my nomadic ways when I purchased it 5 years ago. I keep shying away from certain sewing projects because I know I won't be able to accomplish them with my current machine. I'm planning on making a lot of my own clothing this year and in order to do that, I need a machine that can handle the job. My dream machine is a Bernina Activa 220. I've already started saving my pennies, but with a price tag of $800 (gulp!) I most likely won't be able to get this machine until the end of the year! Blah. But, its probably the last sewing machine purchase I'll ever have to make.
And, to keep on the sewing theme, here are the patterns I hope to stitch this year:
Mimi Puffy Sleeved Blouse
Ladies' Frock with Handkerchief Hem, circa 1929 (definitely need the Bernina for this!)
Ladies' Deco Blouse, circa 1934
Ladies' Three-Piece Ensemble, circa 1934
Ladies' Blouse and Jumper, circa 1936 (So freakin' cute!)
Ladies' Dress, circa 1932
I know I've mentioned some of these patterns before, but I don't see any harm in linking them again. They are quite wonderful looks.