2013 is almost upon us and I have been thinking a lot of my sewing goals for the next year. I have almost finished my sewing room sorting and all projects have been sorted and put together. Rather alarming to see all of them in the same place, but also quite good for me, I think. I really need to learn to finish my projects and my goal for next year is to finish something every two weeks and I was very pleased when The Dreamstress started up this:
Every two weeks she gives you a challenge like underwear, embellish, striped and so on and then it will be up to you to decide exactly what and which timeframe. Unfortunately for this project she draws the line at 1938 but as I lean more and more to the early 40’s/late 30’s in my wardrobe projects, I think I will be able to sort a few things into it. And I do have other clothes to make. However, I have given myself the end of Mars to finish the last of year 1 and 2’s autumn/winter wardrobe and I will start with:
The Raincoat. It’s in the dreaded “almost” stages, which means putting in the pockets and sew together the two different layers, one of rainproof fabric, the other in wool.
Grey wool shirtwaist. I have a lovely grey wool suiting with narrow red stripes waiting.
Fur coat. High quality fake fur is lined up for this one.
Brown jacket. Brown checkered wool and a need for tailoring that I feel is a bit daunting.
Black beret. I can buy one, but I have a couple of beret patterns I want to try out.