The Bucket List is a film starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. In it: "The main plot follows two terminally men (portrayed by Nicholson and Freeman) on their road trip with a wish list of things to do before they kick the bucket." (Wikipedia) Lots of people, ill or not, have been making their own Bucket Lists.
I have also been reading Meg the Grand's blog, she is such an inspiration, and I loved this post. Basically, she is encouraging us to make our lives zesty and interesting by trying new things, even is a small way, and setting goals.
As some of you know, it is a big birthday for me this week. So for the occasion I would like to put together my own Sewing Bucket List - a list of stuff I would like to try, not ridiculous unachievable nonsense (e.g. win Project Runway) but small sewing firsts, little victories and challenges to make life fun.
Please can I have your ideas? I'd love to make a Sewing Bucket List (EVEN IF I have already done the, I can tick them off straight away then!)....
Here are a couple of ideas to get the ball rolling;
Insert an invisible zipper
Make a pair of pants
Make my own bias binding
Sew a machine buttonhole
Make something with jersey......
OK, what do you think I should add?
Hey birthday girls!!!
A good film and inspirational in many ways.
My own list of things to do :
1. make lined trousers nice wool vintage would be a bonus!
2.make a coat, see a trend, more lasting kind od clothes.
3.a really pretty dress, that really did suit me.
4. learn to knit
loads of other stuff I could use that isn'y sewing but I would bore the pants off you!
Hope there was two great birthdays!
Mine are to make a successful blazer
Actually make my Lady Grey coat complete with canvas stitching etc etc
Complete a capsule wardrobe (I'm working on this with the fall palette on Colette)
Use a very expensive fabric. (I'm thinking cashmere or merino wool kinda expensive!)
not sure how well this is going to go, my capsule isn't great so far... Great Idea though Charlotte! Getting us all thinking!
Happy birthday girlys, I turned 40 earlier this year and it's great you really know who you are and what you like - finally! and dont need to worry about what anyone thinks anyway - not that either of you would probably !
Some good goals there. This post made me think back to my tech days - our assignmnents were: Polyester blouse (yuck, vile horrible, slippery fabric and why would you bother?) Linen, A Sheer garment (to learn the about bound and french seams), pleated skirt (I think), we also covered subjects like light apparel which included a bra, swimwear, bodysuits (cos they were all the rage then!), we did menswear and had to do trousers and jackets, and womens tailored wear too, including a Coat and ending up with a leather jacket!!
I think you should put Coat on your list - I think they are easier than jackets - cos the lining is free hanging. If you are not too good with buttonholes, find your local tailor who should have a lovely keyhole button machine and pay him to do them for you - will look so professional!
I think you should forget the invisible zip because I think they have been sent to torture us! I gave up doing them years ago. You need to buy a special foot - what a pain! I don't think I ever did one properly. I would rather be good at doing normal zips. Or you could pay someone else to put it in for you!
Don't be afraid of jersey - it's quite forgiving. If you are very scared you could do a mock up in a cheap t shirt fabric to test your pattern and make sure you can do it - I am sure you could!
Can't wait to see you smash those goals!
Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!!!
Charolette T. ..what a great topic. I think my sewing bucket list would be:
#1- To make my garments fit better..work toward learning to adjust patterns more effeciently
#2- To one day [not necessarly this year,ha], made my self a red wool, long coat!!! [Wow...that
is something, I have always wanted to accomplish !!!]
#3- Work on the goal of ... redoing my wardrobe with items that are needed to fill in the gaps of
#4- Work on improving my overall skills and make the 'Inside look as nice ,As the outside" -- thanks Cathe.
#5-But most of all....Just enjoy sewing and be able to say.. Happy sewing to Me.
Judy, there needs to be a 'like' button fot your posts!
-I want to master pleats and tucks- I have a mental block against them
-Fully line a coat and have it stay lined!
-perfect button holes. Hoping my new sewing machine will be more kind to the button holes- the current one is a chewer!
Thanks all for your suggestions, and for sharing your sewing goals, I am going to compile my list and steal your best ideas .... I really enjoyed reading them and appreciate your suhhestions, I am rethinking the invisible zipper as I type... xxx