Friday, May 6, 2011


It's official, my sewing space has been taken over by UFOs... Un-Finished Objects. While cleaning up after not for a really long time, I laid them all out nicely and photographed them... And I was kind of saddened by the numbers and types of things that need to be done. SO many of these would be so easy!
-grey pants: hem
-wine skirt: Buttons and a hem
-McCall 5801: Collar and put it all together... Oh, and the princess seams from hell.
-blue knit dress: take in, shorten
-Easter dress: Take in properly, fix facings, add the contrast, make cute 50s-style bolero/jacket to match
-wine dress: The hem is pinned in... I just have to stitch it. And fix a belt out of the old fabric. And cut the old hem off and add my fun hem lace.
-Red pencil skirt: teeny little bit to take in at the hips, and it'll be GREAT for fall.
-Pink dress: Really, this could still be a work-in-progress. My self-drafted top didn't work well... at all. As in, it'll take a friend helping pin the things behind me after I elasticize some parts and do some other things to make it work... Great concept, it just needs help.
-2 pairs of pants to take in for a friend. He's too skinny and tall for his own good.
-a dress that really needs some strap carriers
-a bag for summer that probably shouldn't be counted as a UFO yet either... but that's beside the point.
12 things. And they'd all be great additions to my closet(except for my friend's pants) and get worn on a regular basis. And I'm guessing I'm not the only one with this kind of pile. So confession time and motivation time. Anybody want to do a UFO challenge? I'm thinking of having Finish-it Fridays. Where you do your best to post a picture of something every Friday. We could all encourage one another! Wouldn't it be nice?? Comment below if you're in.


  1. Haha! Sorry to laugh but that is totally me every few months. I'm getting much better at it than I used to be, but I have to go through everything and either finish it or just let it go. I probably only have about 4 UFOs right now... one of them is the jacket I started over 4 YEARS AGO! I am so lost at where I left off, and it's not really my style, but just can't bring myself to get rid of it.

  2. I had a pile like that a few months ago. I cleaned out my closet(s) and along with getting rid of over half of the stuff (that didn't fit, I didn't wear, etc.) I made a pile of stuff that needed hems, little repairs, buttons fixed, on and on. Then I cleaned sewing room and unearthed more. One weekend in the winter, I blasted through and got them done. All of them! I've accumulated more, but not that big a heap. Still, I'm in. I will be out of town this Friday, but I have a UFO hanging on my desk chair with ugly buttons, and I have the replacement buttons pinned to it. I'll change them in the morning and post to my blog as an early entry for this week. If I remember correctly, there are two or three UFOs lying on the same chair, under that one! Count me in! K


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