-A Halloween costume for my three-year-old, who is the definition of flip-flopper when it comes to choosing a costume. She went though a dozen ideas, among them: super hero, "scary ghost" (though she has no idea what a ghost even is), a car, a word (I have no idea; don't ask me), and her friend Phoebe (when I asked what she would wear to dress up as Phoebe, she said, "Her BODY!" which is truly scary?).
It seems she has settled on owl, which I like (and will be so much easier to design than a word) so I immediately sketched her this (mostly so she gets excited about it and doesn't ask to be joy or an amoeba):
I want to finish it in time for Burdastyle.com's Halloween costume contest, but it will be a stretch. I am helping my husband edit a five-minute video for his application to ad school, and I'm a total perfectionist when it comes to editing. And I'm doing it in iMovie, which is not very user friendly (and easier to use in its older iterations, I think).
-Curtains for my new living room and kitchen. I hate home decor sewing. It's so boring to me — all those straight lines, and nobody ends up with anything nice to wear. And we're totally broke after this move, so I have to make use of fabric I already have in my stash. Perhaps if I could afford to hit the bottom floor at Mood, then I would be excited about making curtains. But as it stands I will be making rusty orange chiffon panels, made from fabric I got from a neighbour culling her stash. They will actually work well with our colours and will be passable for the time being, but still: I wish at least that some home dec sewing meant fabric shopping.
-A coat for myself. I have this lovely blue plaid wool I got for $2/yard at a sale at the Fashion Institute of Technology in the spring semester. I was eyeing a couple Vogue patterns, but missed out on the sale they had earlier this week. Maybe if I wait they will go back down to $4.99. I'm trying to decide between one of these: