Monday, August 5, 2013

Updated - To Sew Before the End of the Year

So far...

1. Finish my retro-inspired summer vacation wardrobe (black skirt trimmed in red and black plaid, pink shorts, denim shorts, blue linen dress, seersucker blouse) - DONE! Well, mostly. The seersucker blouse is still in pieces. It may be destined to be a UFO actually...

2. Finish the embroidered quilt top and get it pinned before cold weather comes. Then spend the winter hand quilting it. - Working on it!

3. Start my 18th century outfit, if I could have the undergarments finished before the end of the year I'd be happy. Heck if I could get them started, I'd be happy.

4. Finish my green and gold outfit. I want to make a longer overskirt in green trimmed in gold and a gold underskirt. By Pandoracon if possible. If not, then Ohayocon. Maybe use the wash overskirt pattern? - Current thought is to do this in a natural form-esque style. I have a fantail-ish skirt pattern (it's just a formal skirt pattern, but I think it'll do for steampunk natural form) and I think I can just wing a long, slim overskirt.

5. I have this idea for a new steampunk outfit, either in some train fabric I was gifted recently, or some clearance travel-esque fabric I bought a while back in oranges and yellows. - My friends all vote trains. And I do love trains. But I keep picturing this in the oranges and yellows...Maybe because I need some new colors in my wardrobe.

6. Finish a quilt top I started FOREVER ago.

7. And for lucky number seven, make a wash overskirt in my grey satin trimmed to heck with black and silver and red.

8. Oh, and make a skirt from the two yards of wide wale purple corduroy I just bought. Can you say winter work wardrobe?

9. And I'd really love to make a coat. I have a pattern in my stash that's only like 10 years old or so... It's Vogue 7634.

10. A head to toe sari steampunk using my asymetrical skirt overskirt pattern and a yet to be determined bodice. I  *may* have cut this out the other day when I was working on a different project...

11. And I just started another 60s shift -- white eyelet lined in lilac cotton. One last hurrah for summer sewing!


  1. Only 11 things? You'll have that knocked out by the end of the week.