I've made a mental note to myself that in future I will get these big jobs out of the way before school holidays loom. I've had a large list of items to do for summer production that I haven't touched in three weeks.
A good place to start is to write a list of what needs doing. 12 items. That's spec sheets and patterns for summer styles. In some cases this might be a 30 minute job. For other items, specifically drafting a whole size range of patterns for a new style, the time required is up to 20 hours (making samples in a variety of sizes to ensure fit, etc). So I had better get cracking. There'll be no ice cream social for me until all these jobs are ticked off.