Why hello there 2015

Why hello there.

No need to tell you its been crazy busy round these parts the past month: Christmas with all the families. A very cute, but ever-active bambino. A bought of the most evilest, foulest tonsillitis ever. Figuring out how the heck I will manage to go back to work and function as a normal, working grown up.

All of which equals 0% time for blogging.

I have the most ridiculous back log of posts and projects I want to share with you, but you know, January inΒ England + photography. It just isn’t happening.

So while we’re waiting for the sun to shine, I wanted to share with you my plans for a fruitful, sewing-filled 2015.

Handmade Wardrobe

I’d like to continue to build on my handmade wardrobe. Which is pretty tiny at the moment, so it shouldn’t be too hard to build it up. I have my eye on a few patterns that should turn into TNT (tried and tested patterns) including Papercut Pattern’s Sigma dress, Sew Over It’s ultimate shift dress, and Grainline’s archer (which I’ve already attempted in lovely peach cotton).

(p.s. have you seen Jen’s sketchesΒ of her wardrobe planning? Such a cool way to plan out your makes. If only I could draw!)

Make beautiful insides

I am seriously obsessed with the beautiful insides of Katie’s makes. There is seriously no way I would e-v-e-r show you the insides my makes. It’s just a horrible nest of threads and wonky finished seams.

But what a way to show respect for your makes by finishing them properly, right? Makes it all a bit more lady like. And 2015 is all about feeling like a lady.

Challenging patterns

This is the year of the challenging pattern.

I’ve got the pattern for Jamie JeansΒ ready to go. I’d also like to try my hand at a spring coat (still looking for a pattern) and the bombshell swimsuit by Closet Case Files is v-e-r-y tempting.

So what projects have you got planned for 2015? Are you hoping to stretch your skills, or are you after tried and tested projects?

  1. Reply
    Zoe Blofeld

    I would love to be able to sketch too, such a fun way to make plans. I think the ones on grain line were in a specially designed notebook with little silhouettes in the already, can't remember what they're called though. Looking forward to seeing all your makes. Zoe

    1. Reply

      Ah, now that's a clever idea! Do you remember what they're called?

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    Rochelle New

    I've made it a point to work more, and show more, of my garment insides this year as well. My biggest goal from now until May 1st is to work on mix and match garments so I can FINALLY participate in Me Made May this year!

    1. Reply

      What a great goal. I'm always so jealous of people's me made may collections.

  3. Reply

    I don't know how many years in a row already, but again, my biggest goal is to make a coat (just make it already!). In the past I've only made a jacket and a coat muslin, but that's about it. I hope I can crack it out this year. Also, I'd love to build up my handmade wardrobe with basics that I have self-drafted. Good luck with your re-sew-lutions! πŸ™‚

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      I'm always so jealous of people's handmade coats. Have you come across any good patterns?

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    So tell me about England in January vs taking photos! But hey, the only way is up now πŸ™‚ Loving the sound of your sewing plans, and I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations.

    1. Reply

      Ha ha. Too true. I can't wait for spring!

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