Wednesday, 30 March 2016

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #356

Desk Day again already. March is almost at an end and I'm yet to sew anything this year. The solution? A kit to make life easy and get my hand back in. I've always fancied having a go at making a tie and bought this, at the end of last year, when Sew Over It had a half price offer on their kits. I couldn't resist the polka dots.

























Inspired by Jane and her friend Joe's tie making adventures, I dug the box out of my wardrobe at the weekend. I've ironed the fabric and pattern pieces, ready to cut out when an opportunity presents itself. You never know I might have some progress shots for next week.

Linking up with Julia and Co. this afternoon.




20 comments:

Cheri said...

Great tie fabric! You've made more progress than I've managed on any project recently.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

To be honest, I haven't had the sewing bug either since Christmas..odd, isn't it? There's just been too many other demands going on. Sam is home early for Easter, Rhys doesn't break up until this weekend, which is odd! I'm looking forward to having him home....hope things have been a little easier for your lad recently.
That tie is awesome! Love the polka dot fabric..I wouldn't even know where to start 😃
Hugs, LLJ 12 xxx

glitterandglue said...

Ever thought of going on the great british sewing bee, Fiona? You are doing so very well with all your sewing - don't beat yourself up just 'cos you've had a couple of months off? I bet you were equally busy with other projects...
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #21

Twiglet said...

Oo sounds like fun. I have never made a tie. The fabric is fab. x

Sandy Leigh said...

Well that's a great idea. It never occurred to me to sew a tie. Please don't tell my hubby--I can only imagine the fabrics he'd choose! Happy Wednesday! Sandy Leigh #61

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Fiona, what an ace idea, making a tie. They always look kinda complicated, looking forward to seeing the result. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #7 xx

Maggie said...

Lovely polka dot. I look forward to seeing the progress.

Sharon said...

Love the polka dots! Good luck with your tie. Sometimes, when you need a little push, a kit is a good way to go.

Sharon K #42

Diane Futrell said...

Great looking fabric. Good luck!
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #34

sandra gilbert said...

My sew-jo has also gone missing, there just seem to be so many other things that are taking up my time at the moment but maybe a small project to get back into the swing of things might be the way to go. Loving the polka dots

Helen said...

love the polka dots, it will make a great tie... good luck! Helen #1

Vicky Fisher said...

Interesting. Happy WOYWW Vicky#8

My not so simple life said...

Cant wait to see it finished!

Sian said...

I can't wait to hear how the making goes: how about a review of the kit? I've always wondered how hard it would be to make a tie

Patio Postcards said...

Well that is certainly something cool - a tie making kit. Oh yes please for progress photos. I like the shades of blue & definitely polka dots are the way to go. I would like a pink polka dot dress, only colour I can find is navy blue.

Diana Taylor said...

What a great idea and I love the polka dot fabric. I should imagine it's quite tricky, with little room for errors, so probably wouldn't suit me as I'm quite slapdash at sewing and hate ironing each stage, which is often crucial to the results!! I'll look forward to seeing your progess,
Have a good week,
Diana #24

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh I love the look of that tie! You'll have to show us the finished tie!. For me it's been the reading bug that's been missing. I have so many books to read where I've been struggling to read them cos I forget what I read and have to keep rereading!! But getting there now so hopefully I can clear the backlog! Take care Zo xx 41

Jo said...

I love that fabric and can't wait to see your tie. For the past couple of years I've been thinking of making a skirt out of ties but just haven't got round to it yet!

Melissa said...

Looks like a FUN project!

Sandra said...

I'll be really interested to see your progress