Wednesday, 23 April 2014

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday? #255

The children have gone back to school this morning and all went remarkably smoothly for a first day of term. I’ve done the dishes, hung out the washing (now back in, rain stopped play) had a second breakfast and taken a photo of my desk, to share with Julia and her merry band of desk hoppers around the world.

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A jumble of patterns, magazines and fabric scraps at the back. My SU catalogue, a marker (to highlight retiring products) trusty diary and notebook on top of that. Part of a super secret project (which I hastily covered) peeking out centre front. The remainder of my dress fabric. My hexi sewing kit, along with the latest blocks sewn.

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Under that pile of patterns is this new sewing magazine (out in the shops tomorrow, I believe) and first impressions are good. It comes with a Liberty supplement, full of pretty projects and a fat quarter of Kirstie Allsopp’s new fabric. There is also a free pattern (digital download) for the dress on the front cover. A good variety of projects.

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Since my update last week, I’ve attached the waistbands to both bodice and skirt, to bring the two halves of the dress together. I need to slipstitch it down on the inside, then it’s on to the zip. I haven’t yet decided whether to use the machine or hand pick it, as seen on the Great British Sewing Bee. Watch this space.

Time for a coffee and a spot of visiting. I’ll be back on Friday with the April edition of SIPIDI! You’d be very welcome to join in.

21 comments:

Sian said...

It's all quiet here this morning too. Which should leave me free to finish up lots of things - but I can't decide where to start! I'll have to look out for that magazine. You had me at "Liberty"

Chrysalis said...

Looks like a really busy desk there! Have a great week, Chris # 19 xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Wow, looking good. I have never yet successfully put a zip in something- I always seem to get them a little lopsided!Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #54 xxx

Twiglet said...

It's great to see a bit of sewing going along nicely on WOYWW! The magazine looks worth a go too. x Jo #30

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Actually, that sewing mag looks really good - the things that were on the sample link are the sort of things I search for on Pinterest. So many sewing mags are..well, old fashioned... Your dress is looking great. I must admit, if I was putting a zip in something where it really mattered what the appearance was like, I would tack it in before sewing (like Julia said to do!!). Normally I just pin it in and wing the whole process - now there's a surprise - NOT!!!!
Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

Claire said...

The house is quiet here too, though the Easter hols vanished so quickly!
Great photos :)
Happy WOYWW!
no. 2

scrappystickyinkymess said...

You really do seem to be on a sewing bender recently. I get so torn between messy of paint and ink and nice clean fabric and yarn...I never know from day to day what will be the thing I just HAVE to play with .... :)

Happy WOYWW!

Mary Anne (1)

Annie said...

Sounds like the sewing is progressing well Fiona....keep up the good work.
Hugs,
Annie x #38

CraftygasheadZo said...

Ooh you are busy! Love the look of your sewing project. Just popping in to say hi as no desk from me. Not been too great after going to 2 footy matches in 3 days so desk is empty. Take care Zo xx

scrappyjacky said...

I think you may have persuaded me to buy that magazine....I've seen it advertised.

Andrea said...

you have been busy I wish I could sew but I cant so that's that !!..nice fabric and good to see your progress...zips look very complicated !... some fab images this week lots to look at .I am not taking part this week had my sis visiting for Easter she has gone back home today...was great to see her. I will be back next week( hopefully ).I hope you have a lovely week ahead ...hugs Andrea x

Cathy L. Calamas said...

fabric and patterns on a desk makes me happy! Love the fabric for the dress you are making in the bottom photo.
Here from WOYWW. Happy Wednesday!
Cathy #73

Denise said...

That magazine looks very interesting and I've enjoyed looking at your sewing project x

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Hi Fiona
happy WOYWW. Sorry I am running late. Have fun with all the sewing goodies on that busy desk. I wish I lived by the sea...at least I grew up near the sea even though I live high in the mountains now :)
hugs
Annette In Oz #8

S said...

You look happily busy - our desks this week have hidden items and SU retiring stuff in common. How fun.

Linda said...

Lol Fiona! I've recently taken up dressmaking again and used the very same fabric for my first dress! I'm obsessed with all the sewing blogs out there too! Saw your comment on Sewaholic blog:) I have been experimenting with knits and have sewed a couple of dresses from Cake Patterns, oh and I've made a Sewaholic Renfrew top. Will be making several more I think:) Looking forward to seeing your dress all finished.

Jo.C said...

I am still in awe of how neat the inside of that dress is. You could wear it as an interesting take on inside out - start a new trend :0)

Maria Ontiveros said...

i love the colors in your dress!
Rinda

Christine said...

Love the sewing, I've had a slow time this week I'm afraid ...
Love all the organisation for SU, a girl after my own heart!
Bishopsmate #79

Lisa-Jane said...

Its another language to me but I do love stroking fabrics and cooing over designs in the same way I do for paper! Gah! Its taken me so long to get around this week #coulddobetter! #32

Jo said...

It looks like there's a lot of fun stuff going happening on your desk x