Wow I put in a bid on E-bay tonight for the first time since June of 2002! I have been avoiding the place for a while. The best way to not spend money I don’t have is to not be tempted right? I was actually on there trying to research an upcoming project. See I looked and was temped! :> Anyway, I hope get the item for a great price, so far it’s mine. Of course, I’m not going to mention what it is until the auction is over. *wicked grin*
Anyway… I thought I would pop on while there is a lull in our little party and wish you all a very happy new year. May your 2005 be happy, productive and fulfilling. May it also full of great fabric deals and few sewing mistakes! :>
While I haven't been sewing lately, I have been dreaming and scheming about my 2005 projects.
Kimono – I want the beading to be done by next Twelfth Night. Should keep me busy, huh?
Red striped 18th century – Like I said, I am determined to see this project through, (especially as I’m planning on wearing it for Twelfth Night next year) but it’ll be on hold until after the draping class. I may combine those two projects (the red stripe and the draped gown), rather than making two separate outfits.
Bridget’s pirate outfit – The annual costume for the sister. I’m really looking forward to this collaboration; it’s always fun to work with B on a project. It’s an ambitious costume though, complete with a corded bodice and such. Our plans of style, trimming and fabric are pretty well set, although I’m not planning on starting this costume until March or April. I still have to figure out how I’m going to pattern and construct a man’s 1690-1700 coat. I’ve never delved into male garments or jackets. Any suggestions for books, web sites, patterns or cutting diagrams?
Titanic day ensemble – I’m still waffling between a version of the Flying Dress or something of my own creation (based on period sources). *think, think, think*
A LOTR style cloak – for our trip to the Ren Faire in October. What I really want is a Rohan royal guard green wool cloak but I haven’t been able to find the right shade of green in my price range. I do have some green wool but it’s not quite the right color or weight for a cloak. We’ll see…
There is another, longer list of things I would *like* to do this year, but most will probably not happen so I won’t bother to list them here. If I can be as productive as I was in 2004 and grow as much as a seamstress I will be content…