...like I need another hole in my head. But lack of sewing has started to make me go a bit stir crazy, and there's nothing like a a good stack of DVDs and some handsewing to get one through the dog days of summer.
I have four ideas of what might come next, but, dear readers, I need your help deciding. I've posted a poll at right--which of these should I tackle next?
Behind Door One: I need new shifts. Real bad. Mine are a) way too flipping big, which causes them to actually crease into my skin under my stays (super uncomfortable) b) getting old and a little discolored and c)I dislike the sleeve and neck hems on them.
Behind Door Two: I could use a new pair of stays. I've had my current pair--a super basic strapless job--for over ten years, and they're beginning to wear. I've lost boning, frayed the eyelets and the binding, and generally torn them up. They're still serviceable, but stays are a pretty big project so I'd want to start before I get desperate. I'm quite excited about this project, because I'll be engineering something kinda special with them. As my last pair lasted over ten years, I expect these to do the same--which means I want to try to make them gestational stays (that is, adjustable to wear while pregnant). No, I'm not planning on motherhood yet! But, for practicality's sake, I should made the allowances in this garment.
Behind Door Three: I want to make something pretty. Even if I don't need it. I've mentioned before my love of this subdued sacque-back. I'd also really like to make something in my favorite color, peacock blue. This project might mean that much of the time is taken up with finding *the perfect* fabric, but I'm kinda ok with that. Who cares that I'd have pretty much nowhere to wear it? I'll invent an occasion. And I'm pretty sure this will require a fantastic fabric-covered hat. With peacock feathers.
Behind Door Four: My husband's officer's kit is falling into disrepair. It's gotten to the point that I told him he needs to buy new breeches because he needs them yesterday and I don't have time to whip something up in reverse timeframes. But he also needs shirts, a decent cravat, and we're planning to start a new regimental coat pretty soon. So, in short, boy clothes. I'd also love for him to have civilian clothes, even if just a frock coat, so he doesn't have to be in uniform at non-military events we attend.
So...what to pick up next? Vote, and leave me your ideas in the comments! And I promise to post early and often about the project we pick.