New Year, New Decade. The 2010s for me proved to be a decade of learning, making, and finding my true passions – knitting and sewing. I’m so excited to jump into this new year and decade with a pretty diverse sewing lineup! Over the last year, 95% of my makes have been garments that I’ve sewn. This year, I’m aiming to do more knitting and sewing projects to include bags, accessories, and home decor.
This season I’m mixing things up by having a theme for each month, with the exception of January where I am working on long overdue projects that have been in my queue for some time now. Here’s what I have in the works from January to March 2020!
January – Queue Catch Up
I received a really pretty peach crepe fabric as a gift from my mom. She got the fabric in Thailand during her vacation and I will be making the Sew Over It London Pussybow Blouse, with the keyhole opening option!
I have about 1.5 yards leftover of mauve sweater fabric from my sweater that I made in December 2019, so I’ll be making full length Hudson Pants to match! I joke that I will look like a grape after wearing the pair together, but I have no shame in that.
I recently received a gorgeous boiled wool in camel from Minerva, and when I saw it I knew it would make the perfect Olso coat. Because a camel coat is such a wardrobe staple I am making sure to do ALL THE THINGS to make this coat absolute perfection, which means I’ll be using some tailoring techniques to get it exactly how I want it to be.
I recently purchased the book Tailoring: The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket and I’m excited to work through it as I make this jacket. I purchased all my interfacing from Vogue Fabrics and will be using this gorgeous Purple Bemberg Lining from Mood Fabrics.
February – Sewing Activewear
I absolutely love this jacket! I am in need of a new athleisure jacket (especially for my upcoming beginner figure skating lessons!) and think the pleated back is gorgeous, so I will be making that version. I don’t have a fabric picked out yet, but I do know I will most likely purchase from Surge Fabric Shop as they have a great activewear selection!
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This #Sundancejacket made by @chezferris In vibrant red ponte really pops! The Sundance is perfect for running errands or fall workouts with options for a hood, thumb cuffs, zipper pockets and more! Pattern link in bio! @ssefabrics #diyfashion #sewingwithknits #sewingwithknits #sewingsportswear #greenstylecreations #pdfpattern
I’ve been doing a lot of living room barre (thank goodness for Barre3 Online!) and yoga (my fave is Figthmaster Yoga) and I get really sweaty. I feel safe at home wearing crop tops, and wearing as minimal clothing as possible keeps me dry. I look forward to making this super cute Wren Top by Love and Lace DIY! Haven’t decided on the fabric yet – what color should I go for?
I have 2 pairs of activewear leggings in my drawer, and one of them is Under Armour Cold Gear which isn’t always appropriate for working out indoors. I have been wanting moto-style leggings for a while but whenever I try them on in-stores, the panels never hit me at the right spots thanks to being short AF. I’m taking matters into my own hands by making the Greenstyle Creations Inspire Tights with the Moto Add-On! Haven’t decided on a fabric yet, but will definitely be going with a solid color!
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We have a new pattern add on for you today! The Inspire tights now have upper and lower Moto patches! Even more exciting is is that the Add On is FREE! #sewsewsew #motopatch #motoleggings #sewyourownclothes #fashionista #instafashion #isew #inspiretights #sewersofinstagram #sewistsofinstagram #slowfashion
March – Bag Sewing
Mel is someone I’ve been following for a while on the ‘gram and she’s been super fun to connect with! I absolutely love the Quinn Wrap she released last year and I’m dying to make it so I can have a new makeup wrap for taking on the go. I’m planning on buying this cute makeup-themed fabric from for the exterior and this black and white makeup-themed fabric for the interior, both from Spoonflower.
I’ve had this bag pattern in my pattern stash for a while, and I’m finally going to make it! I ordered a bunch of swatches from District Leathers and I can’t wait to look through them to find the perfect leather for this project. I’m still debating between black or tan for my bag – what do you think?
I really need a new gym tote bag. This is another pattern I’ve had in my pattern stash for a bit. I cycle between doing living room workouts and going to the gym. I’m also challenging myself this year by taking up figure skating. Needless to say, I’m constantly going places that involve exercise or being active. This bag will be perfect since it is roomy, has a zip closure, and side pockets to accommodate a water bottle!
That’s it for my Winter 2020 Sewing Lineup! I’ll be blogging all of these projects throughout the season, so make sure to subscribe to my blog so you can stay up to date on my progress on these projects! You can also follow me on Instagram, where I’ll post progress in my stories and on my feed. I hope you follow along!