I’m a wee bit behind posting challenge pages for the HSF, because I got rather stumped about what to post for Challenge #8, due Thur May 1: UFOs & PHDs. It’s not like you need inspiration: you either have that stack of UFOs & PHDs, or don’t!
In sewing parlance, a UFO is an Un-Finished Project, and a PHD is a Project Half Done.
I prefer the term PHD: it’s so much more positive than UFO: it’s the ‘glass half full’ speak of sewing, and besides, it sounds posher! And who doesn’t enjoy saying that they have multiple PHDs? 😉
I certainly have A LOT of PHDs – far more than I would like to.
I’ve got Emily’s Dress (all those bloody pintucks…):
And the Frou Frou francaise, which is what I plan to do.
And the Chinoiserie ensemble is only half done, so technically it’s a PHD…
And I need to do some work on the Tea Gown, which makes it kind of a PHD (and man, is making a portfolio for that long overdue…)
And I’ve always meant to make a day bodice for the raspberry swirl gown, though I like that outfit less and less every year, so it may never happen. You never know though!
And finally, there are actually the foundation beginnings of Mariana Victoria’s blue dress sitting in a suitcase somewhere. Someday they should come out…
And there is a cut out 1770s mans waistcoat somewhere, and a half-finished 1930s swimsuit, and oh, probably some other things I can’t remember! At least SOME of them will get done this year!
So good luck with your own UFO/PHD projects, and I look forward to seeing the doubly-exciting finished projects when HSF Challenge #8 comes around!