20 May 2012

What's On My Sewing Table



Looks a bit like a picnic blanket, non? I'm not great at naming my projects but I've already decided that this make is going to be called the Picnic Blanket Skirt. Mountains of gingham are currently currently covering my sewing table as I stitch together a summery skirt, sans pattern of any kind. It'll be fine! Oh and it has wooden buttons (mmm...). And pockets! :)

[Soundtrack: 'Why Didn't You Call Me' by Macy Gray]

21 comments:

  1. I can already tell this skirt is going to be the shiznit!!! Happy sewing chic guapa xxx

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  2. I can't wait to see the finished product. I quite like the look of gingham, but I am always a bit worried it'll look like a baby blanket ... mmmm perhaps a bit of the larger squared black gingham as a summer skirt ... anyway, I just wanted to say that you are wonderful for inspiration :-)

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    1. Aww... thank you, that's so sweet :)

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  3. Oh I love it already! I'm just finishing off a picnic blanket dress - there's obviously something in the air, wish I'd thought of wooden buttons though! x

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  4. Looking lovely already Tilly!!!

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  5. Now see- I never would have put those buttons on- I'm the queen of obvious accenst- but they are so perfect. I've got to ask for subtlety for Christmas this year.

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  6. I've got black gingham going as well. Thank you for the wooden button idea, now i just need to be brave like you and freestyle a skirt!

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  7. Love the wooden buttons on the gingham. Might have to borrow this idea, although I am too much a a beginner to not use a pattern! Can't wait to see the completed skirt

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  8. It will absolutely be fine :)I'm having sewing box envy right now...;)
    Px

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  9. Oooh nice sewing box!
    Love the fabric too :)

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  10. Also have some gingham headed for the machine soon. I love the skirt I am imagining that fabric and those buttons becoming in my head...

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  11. Wooden buttons are totally owning this gingham! Can't wait to see the finished project :D

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  12. I've been a lurker around these parts for a couple of weeks now but simply must but in to say that I love, love, love your wooden sewing box! Where did you come across it?

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    1. Why thank you! It was a birthday present from a group of old school friends. I love it so! Maybe I'll dedicate a blog post to my sewing box soon to give you a better look...

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  13. I just love checks! And your sewing basket is a-ma-zing. :)

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  14. maybe off topic, but I love your sewing toolbox! that looks so handy!!

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  15. Exciting - can't wait to see the finished skirt!

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  16. Pati from London22 May 2012 at 17:53

    Lovely gingham.... look forward to seeing the finish product! Couldn't help noticing the fantastic Lucian Freud's picture (am studying art at uni...) and love how in a weird and wonderful way, from the distance, reminds me a bit of you!! x Pati

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    1. Ah yes, I just went to the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery the other day. I was literally drooling over some of the paintings, they're so amazing. I'm itching to start painting again...

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  17. Oddly, I am making my pussy cat bow blouse toile in blue gingham! Gingham rules! (Wish now I had saved the fabric for the actual blouse, several tweaks still required before I bludgeon the toile into submission!)

    Thanks for all the inspiration, Tilly, you are doing an amazing job inspiring all of us out there in virtual sewing land.

    Lynie Lou

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