Thursday, 8 November 2012

What's On My Sewing Table...



I'm currently developing a new pattern. I've been through the design and development phase and am now making up the first garment. It's coming together nicely - don't you just love it when that happens? Alas, I can only give you a sneaky peek for now because I'm designing it for a magazine... how exciting is that?! All being well, it'll be published early next year.

Oh go on then, I'll show you another mystery detail of work in progress...


What's on your sewing table, please?

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38 comments:

  1. How exciting! It looks like the inner workings of a jacket but from the writing on your notes it may be a a wrap skirt? I've nearly finished a Darling Ranges dress.

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    1. I can neither confirm nor deny! Darling Ranges dress pattern is currently sitting on my table staring at me. It's so cute, but alas I don't think I'll get to it soon...

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  2. How exciting! I hope you'll tell us which magazine it will be published in.

    I've currently got a Vogue 8548 coat on my sewing table, which I'm making VERY slow progress on. I hope to remedy that this weekend.

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    1. I'll tell you when it's published, for sure! Actually, I should say "if" because there's always a chance they change their mind once they've seen it. But I like it in any case!

      That's a really stylish coat pattern. Take your time - just think how much use you'll get out of it!

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  3. Very exciting news Tilly! My guess is it's some sort of skirt perhaps (but I guess you can't really answer that until it get's published in the magazine). Do you have to grade the different sizes yourself. Or is the magazine helping with that part? :)

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    1. I've got to grade it myself. That's the next step. Yes, this project is taking forever!

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  4. Ooh, I can't wait to find out what this is.
    On my sewing table at the moment are two half-completed projects. One blazer, which still needs one sleeve attaching and the buttons sorting, and a blouse.

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  5. What ever it is, it looks beautiful! I love the polkadot facing with red detail...

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    1. Aw that's very sweet - thank you!

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  6. Love anything and everything polka dot, can't wait to see the finished item.
    On my sewing table right now is a pile of pretty cottons and a girls dress pattern. But with a 2 year old and a 14 week old baby i don't see myself doing much with it. Oh, and a pair of my husbands trousers that need repairing.

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    1. I say hide the trousers and deny all knowledge, the other project sounds more fun!

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  7. That's VERY exciting! I can't wait to make a Tilly skirt. Yes, I am going to say skirt - that looks like the facing on a skirt to me. Ooh, ooh, ooh.

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    1. Or is it? In any case, thanks for the support Karen, it really means a lot. xx

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  8. Oh my, this sounds very exciting indeed...shame we have to wait a few months to get our grubby little hands on the pattern. We will be able to won't we...won't we?!? I love your fabric choices above...looks right up my street ;o)

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    1. Of course! I'll let you know when (if) it's published... x

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  9. What's on my sewing table: a lovely piece of peacock-teal knit and a pattern for a cowl front tee shirt. But before I can do that I have about 10 pieces of client alterations to crank out. I look forward to seeing your finished project!!

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  10. ooh, love the look of it! from the writing on the pattern it's def a skirt altho i could be a dress? how exciting!

    i am finishing up on a peony (but i think it actually fits less well than the wearable muslin that i tweaked to supposedly get a better fit). not feeling the love, but only have the zip/ back seam finishing and the hem to do so i am persevering!

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    1. Oh dear, is the fabric too different to the muslin? Hope it turns out okay!

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  11. Way to tease us there - can't wait to see the whole thing!

    My sewing table's got three bouses (teal blue Sencha, and two Burda Liz - one in olive silk with Heather Ross snail accents, cause I'm a big dork, and the other a Liberty Mirabelle lawn that I couldn't not buy. . .) cut out waiting to get sewn, and a bright blue (with escutcheon [!!!] lining from Spoonflower) Sewaholic Minoru jacket waiting to get cut out (and help dispel the it's-almost-winter-blues here in Toronto). Plus the ten other projects waiting to get cut out. . . oh, and the pair of jeans I said I'd repair for the boyfriend. . .

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    1. You just got me to Google "escutcheon"...

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  12. I'm getting ready to make another go of a skirt that didn't turn out very well the first time. I just have to get myself to a fabric store this weekend...

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  13. Eeep! I can't wait to see what the finished product is!! Oooohhh, the suspense..

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  14. Skirt Draft- Am I reading that right?

    Currently on my sewing table are a Bra, a Cape and Trousers

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  15. I think it's a sailor-collar blouse.

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  16. Lingerie, lots and lots of lingerie is what is on my sewing table! I am like you in that I'm developing patterns. It's great once things start to come together.

    I can't wait to see what this project turns out to be!

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    1. Knickers are on my (huge) "to sew" list, so hopefully I will have lingerie on my sewing table soon too...

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  17. A dress with a midi collar? Whatever it is, your fabrics are really cute!

    I'm working on a pencil skirt in an olive green color--shouldn't take long if I could just find time to DO IT.

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  18. Waaah, this is so exciting Tilly! How can you do that to us?!?!...Luckily, it is soon going to be next year! :)
    Currently on my sewing table: 3 new fabrics waiting for me to choose the right pattern!

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  19. Ooh, looks like a jacket! Love the Navy/Red combo and polka-dots are always a good thing. Can't wait to see more!

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  20. Whoopee! Can't wait to see what it is. I'm guessing skirt. Hope it's available to USA-ers because knowing your style, I have a feeling I'll want to make it!

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    1. Aw thanks Andrea. I think you'll like it :) I'm not sure if the magazine has US distribution, but I'll let you know...

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  21. Love the fabric combo!
    I'm currently making an Alma blouse with a contrast Peter Pan collar. And a pair of trousers. And then I've just got a few brand new Vogue patterns in the mail today...

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  22. Love that navy polka dot fabric with red trim. I just ordered a red mini polka dot fabric that I plan to make a Peony with. On the cutting table, I have a pencil skirt that I drafted (well, that's kinda easy) - I'm so happy with the waistband and it just needs to be hemmed. IT'll be ready to be worn for the next work week. There's another dress I have that needs to be finished (hem, armhole bias tape, etc). and then I want a Lonsdale denim skirt (as Sunni made). Can't wait to see what you make!

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    1. Ooh those all sound lurrrrvely!!

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  23. I can't wait to see what you are working on! On my table is a half finished jersey robe, my machine has been in the shop..

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  24. How exciting to get a pattern published - I am sure they will go for it, and even if they don't, I know you have a big fanbase who will!
    On my sewing table at the moment is a Simplicity 2444 nearly finished, a Kelly skirt cut out and (another) Banksia

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    1. Aw thank you, that's so sweet of you to say so! The things you're sewing sound lovely.

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  25. Loving the red white and blue! I STILL have the wool coat with leather sleeves that I have been sewing for far too long now. It is one of those problem projects that I have to keep moving away from! One day (hopefully before Spring) I will finish it xxx

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