Wednesday, 6 February 2013

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday? #192

Hello! It’s been a while. On my kitchen table today last night….

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….some gorgeous fabric from Sew La La*, the pattern for a long coveted Washi Dress**, a roll of Swedish tracing paper*** and a 2 yard length of white cotton, to make a toile, found in a local charity shop for the princely sum of £1.50. Bargain!

I blogged about a brilliant project I was taking part in back in November and I’m sad to say I’ve not made much of all those plans. Last night we had our weekly virtual Sew-A-Long, hosted by Morwhenna on Facebook. It gave me the push I needed to gather everything together ready to get started.

I’ve showed you mine, are you going to share yours?

* I can highly recommend Sew La La for fast and friendly service. As well as a range of very reasonably priced cottons there is an array of haberdashery, including some wonderful patterned bias bindings and heart shaped Union Jack buttons. Oh my!

** Originally the pattern was only available as a download to print out at home and I didn’t fancy trying to put together a jigsaw of A4 paper with yards of sticky tape!

*** I eventually tracked down a UK supplier with the help of a kind lady on Twitter.

24 comments:

Annie said...

How lovely. Happy sewing.
Hugs,
A x #57

Sandra said...

You and your links cost me money!!! ... Dare I click it lol

Angelfish said...

Sorry Sandra! I'm thinking perhaps you should step away from the ipad right now. Fx

Twiglet said...

Looks like you will be busy - enjoy! x Jo

Jaki Morris said...

Stop with your fabric porn sites. I am not going to click another of your dangerous links.

Jakixx

Oh, and a Washi dress???

Shazsilverwolf said...

I too am intrigued by the 'Washi dress', you must tell us more, Have a great week, Hugs,xx Shaz #74

Sian said...

I'm really interested in seeing how the washi dress comes together. Please show us more :)

MiniOwner said...

Me too wondering about the Washi dress - will be back for a nosey! Meanwhile I'm off to have a look ar Sew La La. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@127)

Laura said...

That looks an awesome pattern, very versatile. *ahem* If you accidently make one too many I could take one off your hands... ;D
Happy WOYWW
Laura
99

Tamika said...

Washi is so trending everywhere! I didn't know they made a dress pattern too! I hope I am around to check back and see your results! Tamika #125

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love the fabric, absolutely gorgeous and the links to the washi pattern is fab.... I followed links to the tutorials, there are some awesome ideas there. I like that Made by Rae site, she's good.
If you ever fancy a trip to Salisbury, I'd be happy to be your Personal Shopper! I know a lot of great little shops :) what d'ya think??
Hugs, LLJ 44xx

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh I LOVE this fabric, and the pattern for the dress is super cute! I had forgotten about your "love what you wear" project, but I remember thinking at the time that it would be a challenge I probably couldn't take on myself.

fairy thoughts said...

I seems we WOYWW have gone all fabric mad with super sewing. I love the cute lollipop? fabric. I'm not sure what a washi dress is so I hope you will post a pic when you have finished it
Have a great WOYWW
janet #38

KraftyKaren said...

Really pretty fabric and the dress looks lovely - I will be watching with interest as to how you get on. I would love to join in with the challenge but need to brush up my sewing skills first and banish the demons of secondary school needlework classes!!

Karen x

April Story said...

Cute dress. I look forward to seeing the dress you make from the pattern
April #133

Nan G said...

Nice fabric! Good luck with the sewing. Hw

Nan G said...

That should be ...Happy WOYWW! Nan 28

Ginger said...

Gorgeous fabric!! Seems like a great project :)
I am doing WOYWW too, it gives me some focus for my blog:) I'm enjoying seeing what others are up to :)

SaraJ said...

The dress pattern looks really cute...hope you can show us the finished product. I gave up fashion sewing a long time ago...no patience for it I'm afraid. Enjoy your project!!
Sara J #22

Carin McDonough said...

Oooh love that fabric and the Washi dress looks so cute and flattering, love it! Can't wait to see the finished dress :)

Lisa said...

looking forward to seeing how this comes out.. love to visit your blog Fi.... its always an interesting read :D

Lisa
#174

Andrea said...

belated WOYWW wishes a washi dress! sounds interesting I now need to click on all the links as im nosey thanks for sharing and I like the fab ric have good week Andrea#77

VivJM said...

I've been eyeing up that Washi pattern, so will watch with interest to see how yours comes out. Have fun!

Jo said...

That is lovely material and I can't wait to see your washi dress x