Even though Dickens Fair is about to suck my life’s blood until Christmas, I’m starting to think about 2009 sewing — and I’m strangely unsure what I’m going to do! Do I want to rush to make a Tudor dress for the GBACG Tudor Family Reunion in late February? (Well, yes, I want a Tudor dress, but do I want to commit to a huge project in two months? Not sure). I know I want to make my 1660s Nell Gwyn dress (but the cost of the fabric is making me drag my feet), and a soon-to-be-unveiled plan for a really rocking late 18th c. dress — both of those for Costume College.
Really, if I’m going to noodle on something, I should pick back up one of my in-progress costumes (particularly my Edwardian suit), but it’s hard to want to work on those with no specific place to wear them coming up. I could be ridiculously practical and work on my Gatsby dress, so I’m ready with months to go and actually GO to the event this year… Hmmm! It’s not like I don’t have a huge list of plans for costumes I want to make. Really, I should go look at the stash and see what I can make without buying more fabric.