Thursday, December 31, 2009

10,000 Hour Sewing Challenges: January & February 2010 Goals

Ok I'm pretty siked, no I'm just plain ECSTATIC, about beginning my 10,000 Hour Sewing challenge--specifically about my sewing goals for January and February.

During my first week I have to finish some UFO's ( a dress for me, a hoodie for my Goddaughter, a couple of small pieces, and some client work). BUT THEN........

I can move on to a few garments that I've been wanting to make for quite some time. They are the following :

I need some new black slacks. They're an essential staple for my wardrobe. I'm still undecided on the fabric. I can't decide if I want to do a sateen or a polyester blend fabric with a little stretch. Hmmmmm.....

A chocolate brown corduroy jacket would be nice and great for work! I also need one in black, maybe the same black fabric I use to make the Jalie slacks out of. That way I can create my own suit.

I ultimately bought this pattern for jeans but I managed to get some 14 or 17 wale corduroy from for about $2 or so a yard so I decided to make tan and chocolate brown corduroy pants. Pants are so hard for me to find since I have really long legs (34" inseam).

I currently don't have a black skirt. Yet another wardrobe staple that I'm in need of. I have a nice black polyester fabric for the job.

I love the "orange coat" design and thought it would look nice in a quilted black fabric with a sassy, red satin lining.

I thought this would be really cute. I love these little jumpers and I love anything with princess seams for that matter since I like my garments somewhat fitted. I'm hoping this plaid print is small enough that I can get around the idea of matching the print. I'd rather match the plaid in a "non princess seam" garment. We'll see.

 I also have a few "PLAN B" patterns (not shown). These are alternate patterns I'll use just in case my time is minimal or my week is bombarded with things to do. Keep in mind I do work full time, have a sewing business, and most importantly am a Wife and Mother (I try to be good one's). So just like you I have responsibilities that sometimes steal me away from sewing.  But even with life's little interruptions and unplanned events,  I'm determined to stay with my goal of sewing one garment a week, minimal:) So by the end of February I should have 8 garments to show and my sewing plans for the next 2 months. The rest of my Ten Thousand Hours Sewing challenge "rules" are posted on the top right side of my blog page.

Ok, that about covers it!!! Now it's time to step away from the computer and prepare to do some serious sewing. This ought to be quite the adventure!!!! Thanks for coming along for the ride:)


  1. Hi, I just discovered your blog today and I love all of the clothes that you've made! I can't wait to see all these made up in the next two months. :D

  2. We have some of the same projects coming up!

  3. Thanks Ladies for the compliments:) Adrienne, Girl, I've been following your blog for several years now. It's cool we're doing a little of the same stuff. I can't wait to see your finished garments I'm sure they'll be Fabulous!!!!!


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