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.
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).
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!
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?