Friday, July 15, 2011

To-do list.

It has been another crazy week at work. Each day, I add things to my to-do list, but I never seem to have any time to check things off. So I put out fires only as absolutely necessary (no, no, not literal fires, although I do work with real fire fighters - figurative fires). Basically, unless a ton of money or the public safety is involved, and it needs be done by tomorrow, don't even talk to me about it, okay? Thanks.

Oh right. Hi blog! Well, when things get to this fever pitch at work, I don't get much sewing done, but I do enjoy thinking about all of the sewing I will do when things lighten up. So here's the fun, happy, low-pressure sewing to-do list to help offset the impending apocalypse that is my work to-do list:

  1. Finish Joe's quilt. Believe it or not, I am almost done hand-quilting Joe's quilt (last seen just basted here)!
  2. Make some fun things with the knits I got at the thrift store. You'll be shocked, but I was thinking, more raglan t-shirts using the excellent and trusty Tee for Two pattern. Because when I really like a pattern, I enjoy boring y'all with dozens of versions!
  3. Try some other patterns from Growing Up Sew Liberated. I sure like the look of the pocket pants (you know how I like to sew little pants!).
  4. Experiment with my new buttonholer attachment (er, attachments, cough cough) and post about it (er, them) on my blog!
  5. And, the most ambitious and most exciting item, consider taking a stab at this vintage pattern, which has been in my pattern stash for a while:
Vintage dress pattern.

Ain't it a beaut? I think it's probably late-1940s, right around the "New Look" but before the skirts got hugely poofy (experts, feel free to chime in here, the pattern is not dated). I love the contrast yoke and glorious pockets. I haven't decided what fabric to try it in yet. So many possibilities! Do you think I could pull it off without wrist gloves and a fetching little cap?

It's good to have something to dream about between stamping out figurative fires, isn't it?

This weekend, I have only one item on my to-do list: Relieve my beleaguered husband and reacquaint myself with my little boy.

1 comment:

  1. That pattern is completely adorable! Sigh... my sewing to-do list is getting longer as well, while my time-available-in-which-to-sew list is ... well, pretty much isn't. I'm keen to try those pocket pants as well. Isn't there an eighth day in the week somewhere, where we can just hide away and sew?


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