Just for fun, I thought I'd challenge myself to a ten- or twelve-project sewing marathon in 2015. I want to make one garment from each year (give or take) beginning with the early thirties and moving into the mid-forties. I have a sizable collection of vintage patterns dating from the 1930s and 40s, as well as an embarrassingly large stash of fabrics acquired at sales over the years. Using the cemetarian's research and my own sources, I've been able to narrow down the dates of most of my patterns. I think this project will help me to understand the subtle changes year by year, both in the fashions and in the way these patterns were drafted & constructed. I'm not holding myself to any specific goals or standards, because my job can become unexpectedly crazy, but I think even if I only get halfway through I'll still end up with some nice additions to my wardrobe. I have another pal here in St. Louis who is working on the same challenge, though her goal is wider than mine -- she's doing 1920s through 1970s. I'm only interested in the golden era, which I define as roughly 1932 (give or take) to 1945. I'll include all kinds of patterns -- dresses, blouses, skirts, hats, slippers, coats, maybe even knitwear and house accessories. Would anyone else be interested in joining in? I'm thinking there should be no specific rules or stress -- just for fun and relaxation.