Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Forward thinking

I once heard a song with the lyrics "time is a slippery fish, now".  Doesn't that perfectly describe the plight of the avid sewer who does not have enough nanoseconds in day to finish their projects? But I  have high hopes for sewing in 2013 and to have something to tick off at end of the year.

The two patterns that I'm putting on my 'why haven't I sewn this yet?' - get on with it list are Vogue 1090, a stunning Michael Kors tunic and a Burda jacket that I've admired since June 2008!

My aspiration list includes
• A chambray shirt

• A blue lace skirt

• An heirloom wool jacket

• A quality wool coat

• A trouser suit

• A tuxedo jacket

• A sporty parka

• Versatile lightweight or unlined jackets for work and play

• More knit tops

• More dresses, including a black dress

• More kaftan tunics

• Cargo pants

• Fancy pants

• A winter evening coat

• A few sweatshirts for early morning walks and winter exercise

I also have some special needs this year:

• Daughter’s 21 birthday party (DD & me)

• Nephew’s wedding

• Daughter’s valedictory dinner (DD & me)

• Daughter’s end of school cocktail party (DD & me)

• Daughter’s Year 12 Formal

If I can tick off half of this at the end of 2013, I'll be a happy seamstress.


  1. That is a long list Gail! Happy sewing, and happy new year, I'm sure you will achieve an impressive tally from your wish list during 2013 :)

  2. That's a fair amount of sewing but I am impressed that you have such clear goals.

  3. Wow! That sounds fantastic. I have that Michael Kors pattern that I've always wanted to sew up too - I remember Assorted Notions (a blog) did sew it up in 2008 I think - I've been dying to make it since. I can't wait to see more of your fantastic work!

  4. Wow - that is a long list. You should pop over to "did you make that" and put it in the jar (if you haven't already)

  5. Wow, you have some great plans! I am not familiar with the Kors jacket and look forward to seeing it soon!

  6. Wow! That's a long list. I'm impressed that you have such a clear idea of what you want/need for 2013. I can't wait to see it all come into fruition.

  7. I like the idea of a 'Why Haven't I Sewn This Yet?' pile! If I get time this month I'll sort those patterns out!

    Wishing you a great 2013 of awesome sewing! xoxo

  8. You are going to have a busy year. Sew on!

  9. Happy New Year, Gail! It's good to have goals, so best of luck, and I'll be cheering you on!

  10. You have your work cut out for you! Too bad all of these things can't cut themselves out for you as well ;)

  11. I love that Vogue pattern -- haven't made it yet so I can't wait to see your version. That is a long list of projects, but I know you'll make great progress this year! The winter evening coat sounds intriguing.

  12. That is a very impressive "to do list" and look forward to seeing them come to life.

  13. Wow, this is quite a to do list! I look forward to your creations. It will feel great to cross stuff off that list!

  14. Sounds like quite the list! I'll be especially interested to see how that tuxedo jacket turns out. Also, just wanted to let you know that I also nominated you for a blog award--feel free to play along or not. :) http://sew-and-so.blogspot.com/2013/01/award-time.html

  15. That is an ambitious list, but if anyone can achieve it you can :) I cannot wait to see your makes this year. All the best for an enjoyable and super productive 2013 Gail!

  16. I can really see you in that Michael Kors dress. I don't have any real sewing plans for 2013; I'm taking more of a 'suck it and see' approach. I have about 500 things in my sewing queue, with new patterns added every day. I might have to give up work if I want to make them all. I hope that I finally get to meet you in 2013.