Lady Greensleeves's Velvet Undergown

The tailoring misadventures of a histerical costumer

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Looking ahead into 2007

As promised, the to-do list. I reserve the right to change priorities daily. But I am making one resolution: That the very VAST MAJORITY of all sewing in 2007 will be for projects for me (marked with *). I did a lot of obligation sewing in 2006... and while I learned tons and it was very rewarding and I like making things for other people, this year I'm going to enjoy the fruits of my own labors.

--*Master the art of hemp boning. I'm not yet ready to say it hates me. Not yet.
--*Chocolate Brown gamurra
--*Butter yellow giornea/overgown
--*hem gold skirt (it would be hemmed now, but it looks so nice on my dress dummy)
--finish the Mystery Doublet. I can't decide what I want to do with it. Sigh. This one has a deadline: May 15.
--Update "Ren-Friendly Rainwear" dress diary with photos & details
--finish up the black rain cloak (it needs trim & clasps)
--*think about Mama Claus costume
--*think about rainwear project #4 (frock coat?)

--make duvet cover (I have some glorious damask sheets that may get appropriated otherwise)
--Obligation Stitching Piece I (wallhanging for nephew)
--Obligation Stitching Piece II (Spanish Sampler)
--*Finish 2003's "Noel Bellpull" into, well, a bellpull
--*Finish "Blackwork Reindeer" into a bellpull/banner
--*Work on "Old Mill"
--*Make at least 2 ornaments (one to give away and one to keep)
--*work some on "Peacock Tapestry."
--*order the fabric for "Skeleton Crew."

The thing is... I know I'll get distracted and find other things that seize my interest, and some of these will fall by the wayside. I do know that the Butter Yellow Damask gown has been on my radar more than 6 months now (I've had the fabric for that long!), so it stands a very good chance of actually being made. Huzzah! I really should put myself on some kind of quota/wagon/challenge/whatever, to make sure that I get done everything I want done... but does that ever really work, anyway? This list is good enough.


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