16 July 2011

What's On My Sewing Table...



When I returned from my two week residential course, I had an urge to cut out a quick and easy sewing project. I'm making up McCalls 2401 (the old faithful from my first sewing project) in some gorgeous lightweight cotton I found at Goldhawk Road. I'm going for the view E bateau neckline with view D short sleeves. I'm planning to add a little embellishment which I'll reveal soon. Well, I say soon, but I've got a massive project at work so think this is going to have to be put on hold for a little while. Hopefully not for too long though...

What's on your sewing table?

[Soundtrack: 'Clean Up Woman' by Betty Wright]

28 comments:

  1. ooh love the fabric, do you remember which shop it was? I had my first venture to Goldhawk road last weekend, thought I'd died and gone to heaven!

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  2. Great fabric and pattern! I love patterns like that, where you get so many neckline and sleeve choices. Infinite possibilities!

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  3. That fabric is to die for. You have such a good eye. It's going to look superb as that dress. Have finished a day's writing and now can treat myself to some sewing!

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  4. I recognized this immediately- it's the pattern my daughter almost used for her simple bridesmaid dress. Nice!

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  5. Ooh, that fabric is fantastic! Can't wait to see the finished dress. On my sewing table is Pendrell blouse, modified with Casey's scalloped collar tutorial. I'm having a few fits with the collar but overall I'm pleased. :)

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  6. That fabric is gorgeous! On my table is a near finished Sorbetto, and a heap of rose print cotton that will soon become a wrap dress with BIG pockets.

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  7. Yay, Betty Wright! and that pattern is just sooooo cool. I might have to get one myself. My sewing table is covered w/ moving boxes right now, though...

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  8. There's something amazing about that fabric - I adore the colours & it's really unusual - can't wait to see it as a dress. I'm in thinking mode tonight as I have a day to sew tomorrow, provided I organise myself properly. The choices, the choices! I am not sure!
    By the way, thank you for your lovely comment on my blog :-)

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  9. The fabric looks wonderful. I can't wait to see the finished dress. And I love boat necks, so elegant and flattering!

    On my sewing table is a little dress for my daughter. And after that something for me. A dress, I think. I can't help it. I just love making dresses the most.

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  10. That fabric is fantastic! I can't wait to see your finished dress. :]

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  11. Gorgeous fabric & yay, sheath dress! :)

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  12. that fabric is gorgeous. I've just bought that pattern, after seeing your success with your first dress - which I loved. Trying to decide between it and Simplicity Lisette 2209 for my first dress - any advice you could offer me about which would be best for a 'first timer'?!

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  13. What a beautiful, unusual fabric! Love!

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  14. Oh, I have this pattern but haven't had a chance to try it out yet. Busy sewing 18th century costumes. Can't wait to see how yours looks!
    Laurie

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  15. I love your choice of fabric. I can't wait to see it all together as a finished dress. On my sewing table are way too many projects - a maxi dress, a Christening gown, and a giraffe blanket, to name a few. Time to get sewing...

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  16. I love your fabric choice and a classic style...you can't go wrong!

    My sewing table has so many things lined up I'm not sure where to begin but I'm thinking either the swing dress pattern which came in the mail last week or the bombshell dress with Gertie.

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  17. Lovely! I am stalling on a brown velvet frock coat, to make a silk rayon velvet waterlily tunic, v pretty fabric.

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  18. Lovely choice of fabric, Tilly and I can't wait to see it made up. Will you be lining it? I have this pattern too so I will be eager to see the results! I love your first one. I have just finished a 70s number and keen to start a tea dress, from a vintage sheet but Mr Ooobop has put in a request to take in a shirt first!

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  19. Such a beautiful fabric makes me really curious about the finished project and the secret embellishment you are writing about! :)...I am currently working on a light summer jacket because summer seams to be on holiday...at least it is not here in Germany! ;)...anyway, I hope to finish it before thursday because then I am going to London for a very short 4 days trip! Have a wonderful sunday Tilly!

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  20. Yippy! So excited about this fabric! Was wondering about it ever since the famous Fabric Fandango. Can't wait to see the result!

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  21. I just sat down this last week and lined out some planned projects for the rest of the summer, and had the same thought to start with something simple! Here's what I'm working on: http://sashamakes.blogspot.com/2011/07/summer-sewing-plans.html I think I'll start with the linen skirt!

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  22. that cotton is a work of art! i can't wait to see what you'll make out of it. i will want to copy it immediately, no doubt.

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  23. Hi, Tilly! I'd like to feature you in my Green Monday (a post where I profess my envy of the talents of others)next week. Would that be ok with you? Could I use a couple of your pictures? Thanks! Here's my blog: http://falushtain.blogspot.com

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  24. It is very clear that you are really enjoying on what you are doing. creating clothes are other way of expressing ones creativity. I'm so happy to see your passion in making clothes. And that is the most important thing to be remembered, that you love what you are doing.

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  25. Your fabric pattern is very beautiful. You have a good taste in choosing a fabric. Even though it is simple, you can transform it with elegance.

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