Wednesday, 28 November 2012

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday #182

Neither the kitchen table or the ironing board today. Not enough room on either so I’m spread out across the lounge floor instead. Well not me, the fabric, obviously.

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I’ve been searching local charity shops for pillowcases, for a while, with no joy. Yesterday I found this 2 yard length of cotton fabric for £2.50, which will be perfect to make a couple of pillowcase dresses for Dress a Girl Around the World.

The pattern is printed out and the fabric is on the line. If rain doesn’t stop play, then I’ll be cutting the dresses out later.

For more desks and maybe a couple of floors head on over to Julia’s place.

24 comments:

Annie said...

Wahoooo. Good luck with the little dresses. Love the fabric.
I have to admit I do now have a picture in my mind of you spread out on the floor!
Hugs,
A x #42
ps I'm hoping you will 'like' us and share us with your friends. [check out my blog for more info]

Tammy said...

That fabric was an awesome find! Good luck with the sewing! Happy WOYWW! Tammy #96

Jaki Morris said...

I have instructions on how to make bags from pillowcases!

Happy WOYWW

Jakix #71(was 69 but maybe I was moved because I was bound to be naughty!?)

Rita said...

Love your fabric, I'm sure it will make a beautiful dress. Hugs Rita xx

Linda said...

It did make me laugh when you said you were spread out on the floor! The fabric will make sweet little dresses for such a great cause.

Mr Sunshine has been out in our city today too - first time in ages I've managed to get some washing on the line.

VivJM said...

This will make such a pretty dress!

Sian said...

A perfect fabric for the dresses - I'm looking forward to seeing the end result :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely bright fabric - and a bargain to boot! Have fun making the little dresses...do you find using a rotary cutter better than ordinary scissors. I love my sharp fabric ones but sometimes wonder if the rotary is better.
Have a great week :)
Hugs, LLJ #32 xx

sandee said...

OK, was laughing at you being spread out over the floor, was dissappointed to find that meant your fabric, lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

lisa said...

That fabric will make some gorgeous dresses.
Nothing wrong with spreading out when you really need too!!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #58

okienurse said...

love that strip fabric...my colors and a good bargin! I love color what ever shade or hue though! Hope the rain stops or not...Thanks for visiting my desk and leaving such a nice comment. Have a great week! Vickie #3

Twiglet said...

Brilliant - I hope you enjoy making them as much as Annie and I did. Hopefully I will make a few more after Christmas. x Jo

Jo.C said...

That is a lovely idea. I am wanting to do some sewing. This might be just the thing to get me started. Before I let myself loose on the material D wants me to sew into her dress. TFS x

Sew Scrumptious said...

Thats fab! Thanks so much for making dresses. Brilliant! x

Andrea said...

What lovely fabric and a great idea my you are talented and I admire your good work well done for finding such a bargain buy. have a wonderful week and hope to visit again soon Andrea x #63

fairy thoughts said...

you are not alone on the floor this week i have seen several already. doesn't it make your back ache. pretty fabric, I had intended in the summer to make some of these but somehow never found the time ... now I feel guilty, maybe after Christmas. I will bookmark the link
janet #26

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Good deeds for Christmas! Love it! I sometimes work on the floor, and have a little stool to sit down on. I am sure I will be using the stool soon to wrap my Christmas gifts! patsy

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love that fabric, the colours are gorgeous. I haven't got down to floor level yet, but thats only because I am too scared of what I will be able to see under the furniture, lol. I can see enough dust on top!Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #98

jan spencer said...

Love the colour of your fabric, sewing is really not my thing, only when forced.
Happy WOYWW
Jan S 91

Erika said...

Love your fabric have fun with your make. Happy crafting hugs Erika. 84

Nan G said...

Cool fabric! Good luck with the sewing! Hugs Nan 114

mymakedoandmendyear said...

Yay! Can't wait to see them. I got as far as cutting out some pattern pieces a while ago, and then got waylaid with other stuff! It wasn't until I went to the sewing day at Cordial and Grace that I actually made one. The pillowcase dresses are simpler-less cutting!

alexa said...

That's a lucky find and I was intrigued by the project itself - going to have another read of it. Hoping the sewing goes well ...

Beverly said...

I am getting a sewing machine for Christmas and am hoping to do lots of sewing over the winter :) It has been many many years :/