Friday, May 1, 2009

May(d) For Me - The List(s)

It's May first. You know what that means don't you? May(d) for Me has officially begun! You in? I hope so. Here's what I hope to accomplish this month in two parts - the wish list and the in a nap time list:

~ The Wish List ~
I've owned this pattern for a year - a YEAR! I've been too afraid to tackle it. I don't have the fabric picked out yet ... I'm going to make a muslin first (especially after my last experience).

My plan is to make the top first.

If all goes well - then the tunic.

I just got this pattern not too long ago and plan to use some of the fabric from this stash.

Again, I plan to make a muslin first. Wish me luck!

~ In A Nap Time ~

These are a few items that if my fabric is ready and the boys are down ... I would hope to be able to finish with a good 2 - 2 1/2 hour stretch.

  • A skirt - any skirt - I bought a nice sea foam green linen that I could see as a cute A-Line
  • Another Ta-Ta top. I've renamed the sweet chemise ;-) I am going to make a muslin for this one too ... a girl can never be too careful
  • Anna Maria's smock (with a little twist ... stay tuned). I do love how Made By Rae made the back the front. I might have to do a little switch-a-roo too
  • Another skirt - just in case I get stuck-frustrated-demoralized by any of the above listed items. I know I can make a skirt (and an apron - might just have to throw one of those in there too)

Well. That's a lot. Um. Like a whole lot. I might as well forget about cleaning my house, feeding my family, running errands, or sleeping ... he he. I'm curious to see what I actually accomplish. I'm a little afraid of the wish list but I'm gonna go for it. I hope you will step out of your comfort zone and try something new - something for you and you alone (and don't forget to post it on Flickr!).

Happy May Day!


Angela said...

Good luck with those great tops! I'm hoping to finish a dress that's been almost done for a year!
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Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Those tops are adorable! You are going to look so cute!

Aunt Spicy said...

Wow! That is a lot...but I can not wait to see the results!!!!

Such a fun blog, just visiting from the FRIENDS Swap!

heather jane said...

I should do this. I really want an apron and I already have the fabric. Plus I bought a really cute top pattern a while back and I still have not made it. I might be able to commit to this for May, but then again, it *may* have to wait until July.

Scratch that. I'm making those two things for myself THIS month. Thanks for joining me on this rambling ridiculous comment.

Paige said...

Yay! I've been looking forward to May(d) for me - hard to believe it's that time again! I'm gonna try and follow your lead by making muslins first. I've never done that, because I'm just too impatient. But I'll try and change my ways...I'm hoping to make a purse, a skirt, and a new top this month.

stacysews said...

Good Luck!! I've wanted to make that dress, but am wondering how many alterations it might need. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

UK lass in US said...

I've been planning on making myself something for about 2 years now. My new idea is that I might stop procrastinating if I make myself one of the duct tape dress forms. But I have a husband who is either unlikely to help OR would not cut me out until he has had plenty of fun at my expense...

Maybe it will be another 2 years at this rate. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Paula said...

I'm in...a pair of way cute jammie bottoms and a blouse are the only things on my list. A new to us, very old camp trailer, has recently come into our lives, so I suddenly have cushions to recover and new curtains to make...Why is it that our own stuff always gets pushed aside??