13 December 2012

What's On My Sewing Table...


Mmm... wooden buttons...


Lovely chambray...


Steam! (There's no need to be afraid!)


Lovely tucks...

I lurrrrrrve what's on my sewing table right now. All will be revealed soon, I promise.

What's on your sewing table, please?

[Soundtrack: 'Corrina, Corrina' by Bob Dylan]

41 comments:

  1. Those tucks look lovely! I can't wait to see what you're making.

    I have nothing on my sewing table right now, having spent the last week doing a pile of alterations for other people. I'm hoping to start a Burdastyle dress shortly to be worn on Christmas Day if I'm happy with it.

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    1. Boo to alterations... yay to a Christmas dress!

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  2. Whatever it is, I want it! x

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  3. My guess is a skirt kind of like the Kelly Skirt... how close am I??

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  4. How do you manage to sew & keep your finger nails so beautifully painted at the same time! That neat pressed edge looks divine, so satisfying.

    I must get back to my sewing table, a few Little Black Dresses to finish off before Christmas.

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    1. Hahaha I actually touched them up a bit before taking the photos - how sad is that?!

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  5. Good grief, these days it's more like what's NOT on my table. For myself, I have Gertie's wiggle dress that she designed for Butterick and a Cynthia Rowley dress by Simplicity that I may set aside for a little while because I drafted a collar for it and it's refusing to lie flat and it's irritating me to no end. For other people, I have adress for my sister for her first high school formal, a velvet skirt for my mom, and a dress with a petticoat that my second cousin is paying me to make her daughter.

    I also recently signed up for the couture dress class on Craftsy, and after watching all the lessons, I'm now itching to make the dess for the class. That will have to wait for after Christmas, though, because a) I have to wait for the pattern to arrive in the mail, and b) because I won't have the money for nice fabric until after Christmas. There's a silk twill I've had my eye on on ebay that I think would be perfect for the project.

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    1. Blimey, I'm exhausted just reading about your sewing projects! I've heard good things about that Craftsy class - hope you enjoy it.

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  6. I second Jane's comment! It's looking divine Tilly!xx

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  7. Can't wait too see what those cute tucks are attached to! =)
    I'm sewing a jersey top, nothing advanced but good staple-wear. Also it's a test of a pattern-variation I've done on my basic t'shirt pattern. I really want to make a blouse before Christmas, but I'm trying to tell myself that I won't have time... Instead, I'm looking forward to lot's of sewing in January!

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  8. Off topic but - what brand and shade is your nail polish? It's really pretty.

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    1. Thanks, it's this one. I don't usually have strong feelings about make up but I have to say I love this polish - one stroke and it's on the whole nail pretty evenly!

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  9. That fabric looks lovely! At the moment I'm working on a Darling Ranges dress by Megan Nielson but am having some trouble with the bust adjustments. I'm using a cute vintage sheet for the fabric so hopefully it will turn out:)

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  10. Looks great, Tilly. Can't wait to see it. I'm guessing a skirt with a cute tucked waistband?

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  11. So nice buttons!!

    On my table blue wool dress from Burda magazine.
    http://sewingsveta.blogspot.ru/2012/11/top-5-in-my-sewing-fall-winter-wish-list.html

    Number 3 from my list%)

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  12. I'm refurbishing a vintage dress for my friend - can't wait to see what yours is going to be!

    take a look: www.catgotdressed.blogspot.com

    Cat :)

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  13. I love the wooden buttons, I have some very similar ones on my (imaginary) sewing table right now. I don't mean that my sewing is imaginary by that, just that I don't have a physical table at the moment and have been sewing on the floor!! Currently I'm working on a navy blue Kelly skirt and a brown polka dot Cynthia Rowley/Simplicity skirt but I'm planning to use my wooden buttons on a denim Kelly skirt as soon as I've finished the navy one!

    Wow, your tucks are so neat, I'm proper jealous. I suppose that should say "well jel" if I was trying to be cool...

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    1. What, even your sewing machine is on the floor?! Hope you find a table soon!

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    2. Yep! I get backache every time I sew...the things we do for fashion...! But my other half finished the much anticipated window seat aka new sewing area today so I can't wait to try it out!

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  14. Looks delish! Can't wait to see what it is when you're finished! :D

    -Charlotte
    boyerfamilysingers.blogspot.com

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  15. I am trying to make a lovely short-sleeved dress with cuffs and a peter pan collar from Burda 7137. If I can just get some free time to complete it...

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  16. I am most intrigued...

    I am rocking Christmas sewing for myself time. I have most delightful coral coloured linen jersey that I am trying to make into a Grainline Scout Tee. Fingers crossed I can do both the fabric and the pattern justice!

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  17. Ooooo can't wait to see when you're finished!! I'm currently working on a bunch of WWII era patterns for a reenactment I'm doing next month. I'm very excited :)

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  18. I thought it was a picnic blanket skirt in the first photo! I have no idea what it is but I'm looking forward to seeing it. The blue fabric and the wooden buttons look fabulous!

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  19. What's on my sewing table are some itouch bags but I'm about to do a dress using pattern magic - I hope.

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  20. hey....nothing on the table so far....still making rum cakes for Christmas but I sure can't wait to get my brand new Viking running when the heat is gone. Looks lovely Tilly....can't wait, don't keep us in suspense too long. :D

    p.s.....you have great taste in music as well as finger nail colour.

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  21. Maybe on your table is some kind of shirt-dress? My table is quite clear, however all around it are cut out projects ready to go! A red polka dot dress, one Sorbetto, one Banksia and a shirt-dress!

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  22. What fun sneak peeks. I wonder if it's a shirtdress. Oh, I see others have guessed the same! No matter what - I'm sure it's going to live up to this hype. I'm currently in between projects. I'm hoping to start a cute purse/iPad case for my mom and then I'm on to a silk with embroidered polka dot dress with a peter pan collar. My first of that type collar. Here's to hoping all goes as planned!

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  23. hi, tilly!
    my sewing table has a mini-crinoline for a friend on it. first, though, i must finish my last homemade christmas gift. years ago i made my son a blanket and am using some of the scraps to make him a pillow of the blue fleece.

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  24. Coming out of lurkdom because I love the question :)
    I have mostly been finishing UFOs recently because I felt I did not have the attention span for a full-blown project.
    Finally I have started a new project this week! On my sewing table: Vogue 9200 (http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/Vogue_9200_A), View B in blue plaid shirting for work. It is not dated but I'd say late 1970s/early 1980s (my colleague calls it "The milksnatcher blouse").
    It is my 4th time making this since it's easy and flattering, but my first time doing cuffs so I hope I don't mess up too much. After this I hope to have time for some modification to a denim skirt I made in the summer before I go away for Christmas.

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