Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Today begins my journey into sewing all of my own clothing!! 

Last month, once I decided to fast from RTW for 2014, I created a plan of action.  It was after checking this book out from the library that my plan suddenly became clear:

Wear This, Toss That

Wear this, toss that! by Amy Goodman is a good book about making the most out of your wardrobe, and getting rid of what does not work for you or your body type.  The author includes a lot of helpful tips for choosing a wardrobe that has pieces that work together, so you can always choose to wear something you will love. 

My favorite part of the book, though, is her list of 30 pieces of clothing every woman must own.  I took her recommended list, headed to my closet, and began to check off items I already had, as well as starring the items I lacked. Now that I am sewing my own clothing, I will have the pleasure of creating items that fall into the following categories:

Button Down Shirt
Stylish T
Little Black Dress
Day Dress
Bootcut Jeans
Skinny Jeans
Wrap Shirt

My list from above is not her list verbatim.  I added two categories of my own based on what I saw I needed, but the point is....I have a nice starting point!!

All year I will mostly focus on these different categories, and post my finished garments to the right.  Of course there will be adjustments as I go through the year to account for season changes (short sleeves, capris, shorts, etc.), yet I want to at least finish ONE garment for each category by the end of 2014.

Ok, on your mark, get set.................

(Here I)


Stay sew-filled!


  1. Great plan, Vanessa! I can't wait to see the things you sew! I bought Angela Wolf's jean class on Craftsy the other day & I highly recommend it of you're going to tackle jeans. She's a wealth of information! Be sure to wait for it to go on sale, though! :)

  2. Happy New Year!!! I'm really impressed by your commitment to sew your own clothes!!

  3. Good luck to you, I'll be joining you in the challenge and so looking forward to it (and seeing your creations too!)


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