Wednesday, 12 August 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #323

The Mechanic has a week of annual leave and we've been doing a few little jobs around the house. Not all these things require my assistance so I've been continuing my decluttering mission. I guess this is a round about way of saying there's nothing to see here. Not on the kitchen table anyway. I've shown my box of fat quarters. This big cardboard box houses most of my dressmaking fabric.

























I couldn't resist the ikat print for 99p. It's barely a metre, but I'm hoping I can squeeze a Moss skirt out of it. The stripes are destined for another Ginger. The pattern has detailed instructions on how to match the stripes accurately, making it ideal for my first attempt at matching, and I know it fits me well. The ditsy print lawn is for an Anna dress to wear to a beach wedding next summer. Maxi length, minus the thigh high split!

























I also have a suitcase containing vintage sheets, wadding and all my patterns. I'm looking for a better way to organise the latter and the #sewphotohop on Instagram has given me some great ideas. Day 11 yesterday and I'm still going strong. Today the prompt is Motivation. That's an easy one, but it will have to wait until we get home from hunting sheep.

If you want to see some actual desks, then Julia's blog is the place to be. Happy Wednesday!

19 comments:

Lunch Lady Jan said...

But I want to see your suitcase and cardboard boxes!! In all their glory :-). Am loving the Ikat fabric, that'll make a fab skirt :-)
Thinking about you and your boy tomorrow.....we are on tenterhooks here too.......
Hugs, LLJ 4 xxxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Me again. No, it's not just you...adult colouring books makes me snigger too! Especially the 3D Pop up version, lololol
Bad LLJ......... :-)
Xxxx

Julia Dunnit said...

You might have to forgo the pockets but I bet that fabric will make a great skirt..I really do love that pattern. I think you have the tidiest used pattern stash I've ever seen...once I've opened a pattern, the tissue seems to become twic as thick and unfoldable!!!

MrsC.x said...

im always impressed by people who can make their own clothes im too chicken to even try! i have patterns at home but too scared!
happy woyww
Charlie #8
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https://craftroomdiary.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/woyww-august-12th-2015/

Sandra said...

I really must check out that hashtag on IG later Fi, especially if its got storage ideas.

I like that you've already got plans for the fabrics and the patterns and when to wear the outfits too. Can't wait xx

Sian said...

I'd love a rummage in that fabric box!

Annie said...

I always love to have a quick rummage through folks fabrics so make sure you share all you've got :-)
Hugs,
Annie x # 23

Barbara Eads said...

Your box of fat quarters looks like a box of scarves! Fun fabrics and prints!

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Fiona, thank you! We (may, weather depending) have a few days away over the weekend. Love your fabric, and I'm with Julia on the pattern folding! Just cannot get them back properly in the package afterwards!Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #14 xxx

Helen said...

Love the fabrics... I'd quite like to see the suitcase too...we're just all so nosy! Enjoy the reorganisation!

Helen said...

Love the fabrics... I'd quite like to see the suitcase too...we're just all so nosy! Enjoy the reorganisation! Helen 5

Twiglet said...

Oh yes we would all love to rifle through your fabric box. I haven't sewn anything for myself for ages - I think you have inspired me to have a go again! x Jo

Christine said...

Love your fabrics, I spent a nice hour touring round 'My Fabrics' site, chose some for curtains for the front lounge .... easy peasy!!!
Enjoy your stash declutter, we are enjoying ours .... we have a lovely space in our office now the books and shelves have gone!!!
have a good week
Christine

Bishopsmate #44

Angela Radford said...

Looks like an interesting box of fabrics and bet you'll have fun with those soon. Wishing you a good woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 24

Marit said...

Oooh, I love that Anna-dress! It's been over 15 years I used my sewing machine on fabric, I only sew on paper these days ha! I bet the fabric will look very nice turned into a dress. Good luck decluttering your stuff. Happy woyww and a warm hug (high temperatures right now overhere) from Holland, Marit #36

Jo said...

Lovely fabrics, I can't wait to see all of your creations x

Denise said...

Looks fascinating - I'd love a rummage in there too ! X

Laura said...

That ikat is nice -- it's been on trend the last year or so and black & white always works. Hope you get some crafting time soon. Happy WOYWW (a couple of days late) from Laura #48

Kyla said...

ooh some lovely patterns and fabric there too. Thanks for all your advice on the quilt, I have purchased the backing fabric this weekend so who knows, it may get done before Christmas (not saying which year though!!).

Thanks for visiting my desk already
Kyla #9