Thursday, January 7, 2010

My Birthday Sewing Retreat

It's my birthday (yippeeeee)!!  In celebration, I'm taking three days off of work and having a sewing retreat.  David volunteered to cook all the meals, help me in whatever ways I need (pins, hems, fitting) and helping to create a sewing retreat space in our place.  I am super excited to get started--I've got lots of fun things planned.  Of course, I'll take a place to watch some classic movies in the evenings.....ah, I love it!

Every year for my birthday, I create a list of things I want to do in the following year.  This year my list is 33 things for my 33rd year.  You can see the full list here, but there are several sewing specific (and a few others) entries this year that I am particularly excited about:

1. Sew or create 33 things this year
2. Learn new sewing skills (such as a bound buttonhole, matching plaids, etc.)
3. Enter a sewing contest on Pattern Review
4. Take a sewing class
5. Read several sewing books and magazines
6. Sew presents for friends and family
7. Sew a winter coat
8. Learn to knit
9. Go to UK Knit Camp 2010
10. Try out new features on my blog
11. Refashion 5 garments
12. Get better at sewing for short amounts of time more often
13. Sew one historical costume (i.e. 1920's or earlier)

14. Get a vintage haircut
15. Try out different vintage hairstyles


  1. Congratulations! Seems like a great way to celebrate.

  2. I hope you have an amazing sewing birthday...and good luck with your list, that is a lot of sewing! I can't wait to see the vintage haircut. I've done 20's and 30's and 60's cuts. My next will be a middy.

  3. A sewing retreat sounds so fun! I'll have to plan one too.

  4. Congratulations! I hope the sewing-retreat was good... sounds great!
    I could second most things on your list. About nr14, I cut off a chunk (the ends so not so dramatic) of my hair this morning... having bought an overlocker this week I have no budget left for a hair-cut, it's good to be crafty, eh!
    Good luck on achieving your goals this year, I'm sure you will (at least most of them)!

  5. I think it's great that you have found such a supportive community of creative seamstresses on this site!

    I'm so impressed with the progress you've made in so little time, and I know 2010 will bring more amazing results!


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