To Do Tuesday – November 6

Welcome to To Do Tuesday – November 6

Christine at Stitch ALL The Things hosts To-Do Tuesday. TDT is a great weekly motivator to finish projects and (for me) to keep my To Do List manageable.

My To-Do list from October 23:

1.  Petite Stitchery Pattern Test
2.  Winter Wardrobe Project
3.  P4P Pattern Re-Vamp Test
4.  Write Todd’s Canadian Adventure Post

It’s been a couple weeks since my last update, but I really haven’t had a lot to share.  The Petite Stitchery pattern released, and the Patterns for Pirates pattern is nearly ready to release.

1.  Petite Stitchery Pattern Test

I can finally share – the Petite Stitchery Unity Bra is the newest sports/ath-leisure bra pattern out there, and it is amazing!  I don’t have any of my pictures available to share, so you’ll have to take my word for it. 😀

2.  Winter Wardrobe Project

The past two weeks I made several items for my Winter Wardrobe, but several were from patter tests, so I can’t share them yet.  One of my favorites; however, is this Tierney Top from CKC patterns.  The floral fabric is called Aislynn, and it is from Mily Mae Fabrics.

3.  P4P Pattern Re-Vamp Test

This test is finished, and the pattern is ALMOST ready to release!  I cannot wait to share it with you because I love each one I’ve made!

4.  Write Todd’s Canadian Adventure Post

I think I am giving up writing this post.  Not that I don’t want to, we just haven’t been able to sit down so he could help me put it together.  Maybe when things slow down over the winter.  For now, though, I am taking it off my list.  As a side note, though, I made a meatloaf with some of the ground meat Todd brought home, and there was zero grease!!!

New Projects!!!

After the masquerade ball last weekend, I started thinking about an elaborate costume and testing myself creatively.  I am so glad to have a guy who is completely supportive of my hobby because he jumped right on board.  I won’t be starting the actual project until at least mid-December, if not after the first of the year because I have to have neck surgery, and I am not sure what the recovery will be like.

I have purchased paper patterns and a book that goes along with them from American Duchess, and I am making a Robe a la Francaise.  I have ordered the fabric (nearly 30 yards!!!), the supplies, and the tools I will need for this project, and they have started arriving.

These are some of the inspiration images I am working from.

These are the two patterns I am going to use to base my dress on, as well as the accompanying book; all three were written by American Duchess.  For now I will be doing lots of research about the Robe a la Francaise and traditional construction methods and processes.  I will be blogging this project on its own for sure, and I cannot wait to get started!


I am finishing a pattern test, researching my new project, and adding a few more necessities to my Winter Wardrobe.

This week’s to-do list:

1.  Winter Wardrobe Project
2.  P4P Pattern Re-Vamp Test
3.  Robe a la Francaise Research

Are you working on anything fun this week?

10 thoughts on “To Do Tuesday – November 6

  1. Oh my WORD, woman!! I thought I was nuts with my 19th century Christmas caroling costume (which knocks down people’s Christmas trees and does not fit in my car)… Your French gown is going to be amazing! I also really like your top, the way you took a traditional colorblocking style that is usually kind of “athletic style” and then mixed in the unexpected feminine floral print. Really cute.

    1. Thank you, this has definitely been in frequent rotation since I made it. I acutally have plans to cut a couple more out tonight. I am super excited about the 18th Century gown, and I cannot wait to get started! I am putting it off a little bit, though because I don’t want to get started, get interrupted, and forget where I was. 😀

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