Category Archives: Planning

New fashion line


I haven’t really been posting here lately because I’ve been very caught up in pattern making, which I love. And my friend Claudia and I decided that we want to start a new fashion line, and so we have a new web site up now,

Our new fashion line is called Jade Nomad, and we’re doing women’s travel wear. We’re hoping to do a mini-launch for Spring 2013, and a full launch for Fall 2013.


One week, one pattern challenge


OWOP! I’ll be joining the one week one pattern challenge, where you pick one sewing pattern, and wear your creations styled different ways for one whole week, from Saturday 24th to Friday 30th March 2012.

I’m thinking of using the Colette Clover pants, since I’ve already made 2 pairs, and am currently working on my 3rd, a pair of denim trousers with a front fly. Since it’s winter right now, I definitely like wearing pants more than dresses or skirts, although I do have a dress on today with tights. It will be interesting trying to style the pants in different ways.

Sewing Plan for 2012


After reading the inspiring Colette Sewing Handbook I decided to actually analyze my wardrobe, and to plan out what items I should sew, instead of buying random fabric and patterns. Instead of making pieces that will not ever get worn, I want to focus on wardrobe basics that I will wear every week. I decided that I like bold and graphic styles with simple silhouettes. The color palette that I’ve chosen for this year is:


And the clothes that I would like to sew are:


Right now, I’m working on my first pair of jeans ever, and they are self drafted from the book
Building Patterns the Architecture of Women’s Clothing
And I just bought some purple denim, and will be joining the jeans contest at Sewing Pattern Review!

Jeans Contest

2011 in review


I had a fun year sewing in 2011, and I’m really excited about 2012. Right now, I’m planning out my wardrobe and colors for 2012, and deciding what items I want to sew. Looking forward to starting with my first pair of jeans!

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Enjoy!

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 18 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.