Friday, February 7, 2014

What's Next

Since I finished my 1780 dress, school has started back up and I've just had so much to do there hasn't been much time for sewing! Here is my list of goals though for the next couple months!

18th Century Red Linen round gown (I think...). I know I want to use the red linen I have and I want a simple kind of everyday plain dress so that's why I'm thinking a round gown.

For the 2014 Historical Sew Fortnightly Due February 15 is pink... and I have no idea what to do for it but I know I can do something even if it's small! What I'm excited for and planning for already though is the fairy tale challenge due April 1. I want something more simple so I'm thinking perhaps the red linen round gown could be for little red riding hood or a regency cinderella along the lines of the photo below. I need to do more research but I think a polka dot regency dress would be so cute!

 I'm hoping to take a class on both hand quilting and machine quilting in the next couple months! Two skills I would like to be a lot better at!  Im also planning on sewing some more modern and vintage clothes, something I haven't done it what seems like forever!

I ended up running out of time to work on my hand quilted 1940 quilt and never entered it into the contest I was planning on entering it, so my progress slowed on it and it wasn't done by January 15 when I planned. I am finally finishing it though and slowly making my way hand sewing the edges closed with piping in between and pictures will be coming soon of that! 


Okay this isn't a goal and I don't know how I can justify sewing anything medieval but I've just seen lots of medieval sewing lately online and I really really want to make something from the 12th century... 

I've even started a 12th century pinterest board


  1. I am really excited about the fairy tale challenge too. My pinterest board is getting out of hand. :)

    1. Isn't it such a fun challenge?? I can't wait to see what everyone sews for it!