January 5, 2015


2014 was a huge year for me personally. I spent most of it planning my August wedding (which was the most fun party EVER), and I spent three weeks of it on the most amazing honeymoon EVER in Italy.

2014 was also the year that I received my new-to-me sewing machine and a new serger - and set up my new sewing space in our living room. The area used to be a third bedroom but the wall was knocked down by the previous owner... aka the perfect sewing space with a big window and a closet, yet open to everything. My sewing output has increased significantly!

I also decided in 2014 to start this blog as an outlet to talk about sewing, my makes, and as a general outlet for a lot of pent up feels about my favorite hobby/lifestyle (it really is a lifestyle!). I've been sewing like mad and reading sewing blogs for a few years now, and I've had a lot of fun in the past few months interacting with fellow seamstresses/seamsters/sewaholics (whatever you like to be called!).

As for 2015 - I deem it the year of challenges/new experiences when it comes to sewing. I'll still be sewing a lot of cake (and frosting), but I'd like to focus more on new-to-me and challenging things. More specifically, I'd like to focus on jackets, pants, and bras.

For me:
More Ginger Jeans (always more Ginger Jeans) - I've made two so far (one from the awesome denim in my denim kit)- so I still need to make one more in the other kit denim, and I'd like to make green, black, and maybe even a print?! I'd also like to try my hand at other types of pants, like maybe the Ultimate Trousers, and even some Maritime Shorts (I'm definitely counting these in the pants category).

coming soon!
I'd also like to get into jacket/coat making this year. I've made one jacket before (a jean jacket for Jeremy... in red denim) - but I'd like to expand my skills. I already have the Minoru pattern, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cut cut sew military version, but I might make it up as written the first time.

I have the Colette Albion pattern that I'd love to really make into a J. Crew inspired coat. I mean, look at this beautiful coat (below) - I love it, but not the price tag... oof. I also live in Southern California, so I rarely have need for such a thing (save visiting my family in Indiana at Christmas). Talk about icing...

Rigel Bomber January is also happening this month, and I am totally participating - but I don't have the pattern or fabric yet... these are obviously little details...

Bras also aren't something I totally need to make but I love the idea of making my own. I've been loving Tasia and Caroline's posts about bramaking. I think the Watson from Cloth Habit is a perfect place to start!

For Jeremy:
The pants wave is coming for Jeremy too. I already have the Jedediah pattern from Thread Theory for him - I'm thinking khakis and maybe jeans. I'd also like to make him a pair of waxed, flannel lined Jutlands too. He rides a motorcycle to work every day (and likes to go on long weekend rides), and I think these would be great for wet/cooler days.

And finally, one thing I am SUPER excited for this year is Camp Workroom Social in October! I'm taking Jen's patternmaking class, and I AM SO PUMPED! I can't believe it's still 10 months away!

Anyone else have exciting sewing goals/plans for the year?


  1. Wow you have some ace plans. Your sewing space looks so tidy. Mine is appalling.... Look forward to seeing what you make this year - I'm still working on my summer list (being in Australia) but pants are definitely on there (I have a Style Arc pattern waiting for me) plus I'd like to try the Archer..... The list is never ending!

    1. Thanks! My space isn't always so tidy... hahaha and my husband probably wishes I would put my ironing board away. I'm fairly jealous of it being summer in Australia... but I can't complain too much in LA (I suppose it's nice to wear a jacket and boots for a few months).

      Definitely give the Archer a shot - I've made probably 5 or 6 and I love it every time! Such a great staple!

  2. You and I are so on the same page! I want to make pretty much all the same things as you this year. I have also been thinking about a pair of flannel lined gingers for winter cause it gets so cold here, but I'd like to make a few regular pairs first. Looks like you've had a great 2014, and I look forward to seeing what you get up to in 2015!!

    1. Whoa! Flannel lined Gingers?! You have to do it!! Have you cracked your kit denim yet? It's so amazing!

      I also can't wait to see what you make in 2015!!