Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2016 To Do List

Civil War sewing:  I at least need to get the undergarments and the plaid day dress finished for the Symposium, which is at the beginning of April:
  1. Finish the undergarments, the corset chemise and drawers are done, just have the hoop and petticoat to go 
  2. Cream plaid day dress 
  3. Plaid ballgown (maybe) 
  4. Garibaldi blouse and skirt.
Other Eras / Steampunk
  1. The green and blue sari bustle gown that I started for Teslacon 2014 - Symposium?
  2. Finish gold pencil skirt - Symposium?
  3. Edwardian undergarments in black and cream

Regular clothes
  1. Jeans (priority)
  2. Pajamas for my cousins kids (priority)
  3. Shirt for my brother - before his birthday in February
  4. Gifts for BayMella 
  5. New blouse to wear with my drindl. 
  6. 1930s vests 
  7. 1970s denim skirt 
  8.  1940s blouse and trousers. 
  9. Cinderella dress - Easter dress?
  10. Star wars dress 
  11. Work out clothes.    
  12. Another scrub top for my mom. 
  13. 1930s dress.  
  14. knit dress 
  15. Slips 
  16. Wrap sweater - by spring
  17. T shirts and leggings for my little cousin (priority)
  18. T shirts for myself (priority since they're already cut out)
  19. Knickerbockers
  1. A quilt commission for a friend 
  2. Work on my charm quilt 
  3. I'd also like to start doing some piecing for a Civil War quilt
Fabric I have that I should do something with:
  1. Plaid taffeta (maybe Civil War ballgown) 
  2. Pink on pink stripe 
  3. Green on white and white on white stripe

Miss Wilde's Year in Review

Well, I started off my year with a couple quick projects, including a dress to take to Florida to visit my grandmother.

A couple weeks after I saw her, she passed away.  And it was like all my sewing mojo disappeared.  I managed to make a couple things, including a dress for her funeral, and as soon as she was buried (which was actually a couple months after she passed, she was cremated), I had all of this inspiration.  And only a few weeks until the International Steampunk Symposium.  But I managed to make a new outfit in three weeks, corset, petticoat, skirt and vest. 

Over the entire year, I managed a total of fifty two projects.  Some were major, like the new outfit for ISS, and some were minor like modding something or binding a quilt for my cousin.  But still fifty two projects, which for those of you who aren't math savvy, means that I averaged a project a week.

That's kinda crazy.

I accomplished a few goals, made a winter coat for the first time, made a swimsuit for the first time.  I started sewing with knits.  I started sewing for kids.  I completed a few of those projects under tight deadlines.

I also accomplished pretty much nothing that was on my original to do list.

But hey, that's life, right?

Now it's time to look ahead, and make a 2016 to do list, so that I can make completely different stuff. :D

A bientot, mes amis.

Friday, December 11, 2015

2015 Completed Projects - As of December 30 2015 (EDITED)

  1. Harley Quinn dress (January)
  2. Took in a tshirt for a more feminine fit. (January)
  3. Reversible Pepsi print apron for my father
  4. 1930s Pepsi print skirt for myself
  5. 1950s butterfly funeral dress and jacket (March)
  6. 1880s brown and cream bustle ensemble (April)
  7. Modded denim jeans into a skirt (May)
  8. 1960s Dalek print dress
  9. High waisted leopard print shorts (June)
  10. Knit dress with kimono sleeves and a drapey neckline
  11. Bird dress
  12. Purple butterfly dress for my little cousin
  13. Speedy cosplay from Arrow (August)
  14. Bound two small quilts for my cousin
  15. 1960s wrap dress out of Pepsi fabric (September)
  16. Retro style swimsuit (September)
  17. Hooded snake dress (September)
  18. Hooded cardigan for my mom (September) 
  19. Two retro style shrugs (September)
  20. Flower power dress (September)
  21. Tiered purple and green skirt (September)
  22. Star Wars scrub top for my mom (September)
  23.  Cream microfleece hoodie (October)
  24. Finished blue leggings started last year
  25. Tshirts for my little cousin: grey, pink, white.
  26. Jumpers / dresses for my little cousin: pink hooded fleece dress, penguin hooded jumper, purple flannel jumper, Disney princess flannel jumper, Frozen jumper
  27. Grey and pink striped tshirt (November)
  28. 1930s Paris print skirt (November)
  29. Super quick and easy Christmas print cotton skirt (November)
  30. Recovered the family Christmas stockings (November)
  31. Hooded sweater fleece cardigan (November)
  32. Pink and aqua workout leggings (December)
  33. Bath wrap for my dad for Christmas (December)
  34. Brown leggings (December)
  35. Coral corduroy 'jacket' (December)
  36. Three wise men costumes for the church musical (December) 
  37. Winter coat (December) 
  38. Pajamas for my nephew for Christmas (December) 
  39. Two tshirts for myself, one cream, one purple (December)
  40. Mid 19th century aka American Civil War chemise and drawers to go with the corset I made earlier this year (December) 
  41. Hooded tshirt from fabric left over from making my mom a hooded cardigan (December) 
For those of you playing along at home, that's 52 projects for the year. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Fall Winter Sewing Update. Again.

  1. Wise men costumes are basically done.  I just got their head measurements so the hats are still unfinished, but everything else is in my car to pass off to the pastor tonight at choir practice.
  2. Winter coat: Still not finished.  The buttonholes are done, just need to sew on the buttons.
  3. I re-covered the family christmas stockings when I was home for Thanksgiving.  My mom actually helped and did a little hand sewing on a couple of them.  
  4. The bath wrap for my dad is finished. Hopefully it works for him!
  5. I have the fabric and pattern for my nephews pajamas but haven't started them yet.  I went to the other day and realized my pattern was the wrong size so I started something else lol  Now I do have the right size so once I finish the wise men, I'll work on that.
  6. I finished the jumpers for my cousin.  I also fixed the first one I made her and fixed the penguin fleece jumper as well.  I have a little pair of sleep pants that I'm redoing the elastic in, but they're not done yet.
  7. Brown leggings are DONE.
  8. Work out leggings are DONE.
  9. 1930s vest is finally all cut out (I think) but I still haven't started it.
  10. I have however started the American Civil War undergarments.  The chemise is almost finished, just needs a closure! And I've ordered bone casing, hoop connectors as well as bought twill tape.  So I should have all the supplies for the hoop.
  11. Sweater fleece hooded cardigan is DONE  I'm still debating about lengthening the sleeves, they only come to about mid-forearm.  
  12. I cut out a stack of tshirts for myself. 
So here's what I need to work on, in some order of priority:

  1. Finish the wise men costumes 
  2. Finish my winter coat
  3. Finish the jacket I started for myself when I couldn't work on my nephew's pajamas. It's McCalls 7291, I just fell in love and thought a learn to sew pattern would be relatively quick to stitch up. And I found coral colored corduroy which was impossible to resist.
  4. Christmas gift pajamas for my nephew
  5. Tshirts
  6. American Civil War undergarments, including starting the hoop over Christmas break.
  7. Pajamas for my cousin's kids
  8. Paris 1930s vest
  9. Jeans