Wednesday, 13 February 2013

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday #193

After getting everything together last week to make my Washi dress, I just couldn’t seem to get started. It’s been quite a while since I did any serious sewing and I think I’m a little bit scared of it. I just need to ‘get back on the horse’.

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I’m going to repurpose this old dress into a zippered pouch.  The front is patchwork with some applique and embroidery. Inside out it looks like this….

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….and the back is plain chambray. It even has a zip.

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All I need is some matching thread and I’m ready to go.

To see what everyone else is up to, head on over to Julia’s place. See you there!

25 comments:

Heather Alger said...

Looks a Great project to do x
Happy WOYWW Heather # 62

Helen said...

As I can't sew for my life,I am very impressed! Happy WOYWW, Helen #2

Sian said...

That's a pretty collection of fabrics - it'll be lovely

Sandra said...

Oh Fi, I fully, fully understand the nerves of starting to sew again, but what a great start project you've picked xxx

Ria Gall said...

looks like a fun project I will be back to see this when it is finished
Happy WOYWW I hope you have a great day
Ria #47

Neet said...

Oh I love that patchwork dress. I could not cut it. It looks so pretty. Ah well, looking forward to seeing your make. Enjoy the process.

Thanks for visiting me - Happy WOYWW.
Hugs, Neet xx 4

Nan G said...

Love it! Course I loves anything denim(chambray)! If it ever needs a new home.... :) Happy WOYWW! Nan 5

Claire said...

now, that's my kind of recycling - gorgeous!
a happy WOYWW to you and i hope you have a wonderful week :)
no. 7

Gibby Frogett said...

I'm useless at sewing but your project looks fabulous and patterns so lovely. Happy WOYWW Gill x #64

Linda said...

I look forward to seeing the finished product - great piece to recycle.

Shazsilverwolf said...

Another denim fan here too. Love the dress, it should make a great project. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #129 xx

scrappymo! said...

Big denim fan here...this is going to look great!

Julia said...

Ooh this looks interesting :) Love to see it when it's finished

JoZart said...

Really fab recycled piece! love it.
Jo x

fairy thoughts said...

love the patchwork not sure which side I like best they both look very colourful
have a good week
janet #15

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

LOve repurposing old clothes! So much satisfaction in it! :^) patsy

Jackie said...

Love those fabrics and denim
Look forward to seeing how it all turns out
Jackie3

Carin McDonough said...

Love that dress Fi and I think it is going to make the most gorgeous bag! :)

MrsC.x said...

what a great project be sure to show us the results Happy Valentines and a Happy belated WOYWW tfs Mrs.C #54
www.craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com

Beverly said...

That is going to be adorable. I haven't sewn in 30 years but got a basic machine for Christmas and was thinking it would be my winter challenge...work has prevented that up until now but hopefully next week :)

Jaki Morris said...

Just whip up a simple pillow case or lavender bag first then you'll remember how good you are at it!

Jakix

MaggieC said...

There are some lovely pieces of fabric there. Do they come originally from other memorable pieces of clothing? I would also be scared to cut into it to begin with I hope you will show us the finished article. Have a good week. xx Maggie #8

April Story said...

I hope you share your finished zippered pouch - I think it will be too cute. April #119

jill said...

You are clever Fiona, sorry i'm late , jill #45

Twiglet said...

A fab idea - I love faded patchwork and denim too. So late doing the rounds this week - had a craft workshop Weds, day with daughter Max on Thurs and day with twins Fri!