Well all of this thinking and planning got me to wondering about my sewing related goals. Well first off, we all know my ultimate goal and purpose of this blog is to log 10,000 Hours of Sewing/Sewing related activities. I think we're all clear on that (smile). But in the midst of that If I were to create a Sewing Bucket List, what would it look like? I hadn't had all that much time to do alot of research or ponder this but here are the immediate things that come to mind.......
1. Visit Paris and attend a Fashion week show.
2. Make a garment for a famous person. Note: This I'm sure will make it MUCH easier to get into a Paris
Fashion week show! LOL!!!
3. Visit the LA Fashion District.
5. Attend at least one NYC Fashion Week Show. Would love to see an Elie Saab show!!!
6. Create my own sewing patterns and distribute.
7. Create a sewing video.
8. Write a sewing book.
9. Visit Japan's Fabric district. Is there really one?
(Client & Hubby who had wedding in Jamaica I think a few years back)
11. Create my own Spring Fashion line (it's my favorite Season). I already have some sketches and
would love to bring them to life!!!!
12. Visit some textile mills in NC and buy fabric.
14. Visit India to buy silks.
15. Attend the largest sewing conference. What is that by the way???? I've been to the Original Sewing & Quilting Expo but that's a smaller one.
17. Teach sewing at a Non-Profit organization or heck, start my own!!! My focus would be to create a positive image through sewing. I ALWAYS love to give back.
18. Teach sewing classes on a larger scale. Not the I love to teach and empower others!!! Teaching sewing in an undeveloped country would also be cool. Sewing is an awesome skill.
19. Make a couture gown. Visiting Chanel's Haute Couture workshop wouldn't be a bad idea either!!!
20. Be a guest writer for a sewing magazine.
Update: 5/18/12 It hasn't even been 24 hours and I've already thought of some things I left off of my list.....
21. Sew my Daughter's Prom Dress---if she let's me.
22. Sew my Daughter's WEDDING dress---by that time (she's only 4 now) I should have logged close to 30,000 sewing hours. I think I'll be more than qualified! LOL! Of course, only if she wants me too:)
23. Become an expert at draping and pattern making!!!! I hope to take a college course and alot of self-teaching to get me there.
Well that's what I have for now and trust me this list will grow as you just witnessed. I'm happy at where I've started and look forward to making these goals a reality. I know some of these things seem a little lofty but it was Steve Garvey who said " You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent potential. That's well said!!!!
What, pray tell, does your sewing bucket list look like? What are your top 3 goals? I'm interested in hearing them!!!