Arf! At last!
You see... when I found this thread I wanted to join immediately... but first I had to go through the (currently +58 pages) whole topic. And I am stubborn. It's taken me a few days, but I did it. I've enjoyed seeing the various lists and first finished projects. You all are full of ideas and this place is so inspiring! By joining I intend to boost my creativity a little and, very especially, motivate myself. I need a good kick and this might help me. I'll just try.
I have been preparing a list as well, thinking of all my unfinished projects and all the things I have in mind to do soon. I don't have 50 yet, but I am not concerned - a lot more will come during the year. Also I am pretty sure I won't be able to finish all these things in my list, since some of the projects are going to take me forever. Some are stuff I really need as of yesterday, some I've never tried but I want to, some are things I haven't done for a while even though I love them. Well, here goes my initial, draft, introductory proposed list of potential projects for this year:
1-Finish a dress for a friend - WIP. I should have finished it already, but I am way to slow T.T
2-A gym bag for my significant one. With luck he'll get it for St Valentine...
3-Pyjamas. If possible, 2. I'm in big need of them, and I have the fabric already.
4-Red velvet top.
5-Cream velvet top.
6-Suit - WIP. It's already cut.
7-Coat. I want one of those lovely things with wide skirts and fitted at the waist. But this'll probably be one of my last projects, since I have a rather new coat already...
8-Trousers. Two pairs at least along the year.
9-x-stitch a bookmark and laminate it.
10-Bag for meals, bento-style. It'll probably be a handbag roomy enough for my lunches.
11-Finish tute for my website. It's a very detailed one... when I finish this, I'll explain better. WIP.
12-Finish red dress -WIP. This is a lovely silk long dress I wanted for a dance. I fell ill and couldn't finish it or go to the dance, and it's been hanging there in my wardrobe for ages, lacking lining and sleeves. I think it's time to finish it!
13-Summer blouse -got the most interesting pintucked fabric for it!
14-Try making some undies. I see a pattern here... it looks like everybody wants to try this
15-Shorts for sleeping. The pyjamas are great for winter, but the rest of the year I settle for an old t-shirt and some comfy shorts. I already made a pair in satin and they're great. Time for more!
16-Corset. Totally new at this. One day I'll gather the courage to draft this pattern and go for it.
17-Finish lace gloves - WIP. I should have tried to make my first pair of gloves out of something solid
If I ever
When I finish them they're going to look so smart, though.
18-Doll. A biggish one. New skill to learn here.
19-Ferret plush. I found a pattern that looks way too cute not to do this!
20-Backgammon. I'm painting the board on glass and the tokens will be made of resin.
21-Handbag. A really pretty, eye-turning, interesting one. We'll see.
22-Fix blue skirt. It's a very long skirt that got caught in the bus doors and ripped. The bottom has got a lot of lacey stuff though, so I have to cut carefully and redesign the whole hem. I just cannot reconstruct the badly harmed old one.
23-Make some new magazine holders out of PC, or mend the old ones.
24-Rack for DVDs. Probably out of hard cardboard that I'll line with something.
25-Bombonieres/lavender bags. Ok, this is in the list, I wrote it myself some time at night before falling asleep. Don't ask me why I wanted to, it seemed a good idea at the time. I'll eventually end up remember what I wanted to do with them.
26-Finish Anna Sui skirt - WIP. This is something I started months ago, to emulate a really beautiful design someone here in Craftster pointed out to. It only needs hemming now, and the pockets, but I interrupted the work when I moved to my new room and I haven't touched it since...
27-Make some paper - WIP. Began to prepare it in a whim, to be able to reuse a fair amount of tissue paper I wasted trying to clean the sole of my iron. I've wanted to do this for a long time, so...
That's it at the moment.