While searching for a pattern the other day, I had an encounter with several UFO's!!! It happens often in my house, but it most bothers me in the sewing room! Two of the UFO's I encountered I distinctly remember promising myself that they would never graduate as a PhD!
UnFinished Objects and Projects half Done are what I am referring to in case you wondered! The two are basically interchangeable, except for me a UFO tends to keep it's status indefinably, while I try to steer PhD's into a "continuing ed" mode. I decided that I would share with you the two "PhD's" that I encountered as UFO's! I'm almost ashamed to tell you that the projects began at Martha Pullen's "Lace Camp" in February of 2008! I really intended to finish them just as soon as I got home from "Lace Camp", but good intentions are never enough! My next thought was that I would wait until I have a grand-daughter and that would give me the incentive to finish. However on Mother's Day, we found out this:Now that I am totally side-tracked on sewing for a BOY, I am going to have to force myself to finish these projects that only a future grand-daughter can wear!
This is a gorgeous Christening/Blessing Gown that
I most definably want to finish! It's just too pretty to leave
it in the state that it's in right now!
All pattern pieces are traced out with a water-soluble marker. Side note: I have a friend that once used the air-soluble marker and had a huge project all marked out - she put the project away and later went to work on it only to find all her marks had air-dried away! If you aren't going to finish the project in a few hours, then make sure you use a water-soluble marker!
The skirt of the gown has four channels of pulled thread
- this takes LOTS of time, but it's ohhh sooo pretty!
If you look two pictures down, you can see how
the skirt embellishment will look when completed.
I did manage to complete the bonnet that goes with the gown!
By the way - the fabric is organdy.
The skirt of the Christening/Blessing gown will have this same embellishment!
When completed, it will look like this (hopefully)!
Here's another neglected project!
I sure hope I can remember the techniques that
I learned on this little dress because they were amazing!
When completed it should look like this! I just LOVE this little dress!!!
Both of these patterns are available at Debbie Glenn's Love & Stitches website. If you ever get the opportunity to take a class with Debbie, I highly recommend it! She's is a master-mind at sewing techniques!
I hope you enjoyed my PhD's and I hope it inspires you to seek out the UFO's in your sewing room and work on a little "continuing ed" to complete them! I would love to hear about some of your most neglected projects that you really do intend to finish someday! Please leave a comment and tell me about them!