2011 Project Outline

I’m not making sewing ‘goals’ this year. More so, ‘must sew’ items. These are things that  I’ve wanted to make for some time. I’m hoping by planning them out for once, I won’t be rushing to get things done!  I’ve only planned the next six months because I’m going to have a busy summer and can’t seem to stick with a plan anyway!

I imagine I’ll sew in between these garments. These are just the things I plan to focus on.

January: Melton wool trench coat (in progress)

February: Red classic Burberry trench coat. I’m going to use the pattern from the January 2008 Burda. Below, I’m wearing Leslie’s version. Hmmm, this is her 38. The fit was good then, but I think I’m now in a 40 and will need a FBA. Nothing too complicated. Here’s hoping the red is as slimming!

March: 35th b’day dress to host a brunch in. Probably a classic shirtwaist with a defined waist.  If not, a sleeveless trench dress. No pattern in mind yet.

April: I’m going to the Netherlands in May for a weeklong biking trip. Exciting, right? If you’re interested, you can actually still sign up. So, I’m going to need a lil vacation wardrobe. I’m thinking  rain pants, long sleeve tops and a parka. I already have the Gore-tex.

Formalwear: I have three black tie events this year. I think I’m going to have one go-to dress. I’m leaning to Vogue 1102. Except, I’m going to have to buy a $70+ bra!

May: Seersucker, 30′s inspired biking appropriate garment(s) for the Washington DC Seersucker Social with Trena. I’m thinking blazer and cropped pants right now. You’ll be shocked to know I have four fabric options already in my stash.

June: TBD

I’m only planning until June because this summer will be a busy campaign season. I may not see my sewing machine again until September.