Wednesday, 30 April 2014

WOYWW 256 I'm baaaaack!

Hello there!

Shall I just throw my hat in and hope that Miss J doesn't holler at me?  

I know I am a very BAD desk hopper but Wednesdays are always trickey as I play Teacher after I finish my 9-5 day so it ends up being Sunday before I get round to it all - almost time to start again.  Never mind ey?  As long as you know this, I guess it is ok.  I only have two weeks of playing teacher left anyhoo so what the heck ey!

I presume you know what WOYWW is.  No? Wherezyabin?  Click HERE for details.

Here is today's desk.......

Yep, it is the sewing desk and I am not doing any quilting.  You may notice that I have a Quilt Exhibition poster on my sidebar and I have been working hard on quiltey things recently but I deserve a break and really want to make this dress BEFORE the "Summer" finishes.  Unlike last year.

Here is the pattern and fabric....
I blame Julia for this pattern. I saw it on a WOYWW some two years ago.  Wanted it madly, ordered it and had it sent from the US at an extortionate cost.  I bought the Amy Butler fabric last May and as you may see, it hasn't been started.  I plan to sit and make it on Monday.  Hubster is working so I am having a day to myself - so there!!

I have already cut out and put together the bust part in calico for practice as I was worried about the curvey bits and fit, and it worked pretty well.  Fingers crossed that there won't be blue words spoken on Monday.

Right.  That is my desk now show me yours.  Click HERE to go back to the Host.  Be warned I may take a few days to visit but I WILL!

Hettie

34 comments:

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful fabric, looking forward to seeing the finished dress Karen x

SARN said...

Ooh - who's gonna look pretty this summer then! Lovely dress xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, Sam. Wish I could sew. Not just sew, but make straight lines, and cut rather than tear. I'm confident that now you've shown us the pattern and fabric, this dress will be finished in good speed.

Thanks for getting to me while I slept. Happy WOYWW from # 2.

sandysewin said...

I have this pattern, maybe you saw it on my desk? It definitely makes a cute summertime dress, I still like mine. The pattern fitting tips are quite helpful as well. :-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #39

Krisha said...

Oh this is going to be a beautiful dress. I love the fabric and the colors already.

Make sure you share the finished dress with us.

Krisha #71

Winnie said...

That is a lovely pattern, and fabric! I am glad you are working on it now. I can't sew at all not even a button, so when I get patterns I end up collaging with them on cards or the like. Hope to see the dress on here when you finish it! Enjoy the day! Winnie #60

My name is Cindy said...

Gorgeous fabric! Sometimes you just have to do what you want to do and not what you think you should be diong or it isn't fun!! I'm sure you'll get that frock finished in no time! Happy WOYWW Cindy #51

Angie said...

Wow! This is so much fun! So fun that you were inspired to buy the pattern from a post you saw a few years ago. Bummer that it cost so much to get to you! Have fun! #73

Elizabeth said...

Hi Hettie, gorgeous fabric and the pattern is lovely - well worth the extortionate cost! Enjoy your Monday to yourself :) Elizabeth x #70

Kim said...

That will be a cute dress; love the fabric you chose! Remind me to take you to Charming Charlies...bestest accessory place ever! All organized by color, and super affordable!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hello there! I admire anyone who can sew, my poor sewing machine is gathering dust cos I haven't taught myself how to use it .....yet! Take care, enjoy your week. Take care Zo xx 83

Helen said...

About time you came back, (lol) hope you're well... love the desk, love the pattern - good luck with the sewing, I can barely do buttons.. Helen 9

Sue said...

Ohhh what gorgeous fabric Sam I can't wait to see it all finished!!! huggles Sue xx

Robyn said...

Love the fabric- I'm a fiber person. Lots happening here! it's the journey.....
I've not visited here before soI'm off to have a big snoop.
Robyn34

Chrysalis said...

The fabric is beautiful - can't wait to see the finished dress. Enjoy! Chris # 15

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I am in complete awe of the fact that you will be making your own dress, I wouldn't have any clue as to where to begin. The fabric looks to be a perfect match for the pattern.
You will share the finished dress with us?
Wishes
Lynne

Regina Hamilton said...

I love that dress pattern. You've picked the perfect fabric for it. Good luck. Thanks for stopping by. #59

Nan G said...

Well now, a seamstress you be?! Cool. Look forward to a fashion show by you with said dress next week.... giggle. Really cool pattern and fabric btw. Thanks for the earlier visit! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #82

Bonnie said...

This is going to be so pretty, Sam! I hope you'll model it for us when you're finished!

Roberta B said...

That is going to be very pretty. I love the colors :-) it will be fun. Roberta 78

voodoo vixen said...

Such a pretty pattern (and don't they cost a lot now, I was shocked when I bought a couple for the first time a few months ago)and that material is gorgeous indeed, so can't wait to see how your lovely dress turns out!! Annette #6

Twiglet said...

Wow!!! Now that is a WOYWW desk worth studying! Hope it all goes well - pattern and fabric look gorgeous. Hope we get to see you modelling the finished frock! x Jo

Belinda Basson said...

Oh, I know all about blue words and sewing! I surprised myself and made a Chaise-lounge cover on Tuesday as I was on leave the the throw just worked its way onto the floor when the boys sit and use it for computers...that drove me mad, so I made a plan. It is not perfect, but it does the job and no dark blue words were spoken...!

Annie said...

Sorry I'm so late popping over this week.....yesterday was full to the brim with twinnie fun [blogging doesn't get a look in as you can imagine :-) ].
Love the 'amazing fit' dress [hope it does when it's finished ;-) ]. Do hope we get a show and tell too.
I chuckled at your comment about the dolls....you really are on our wave length :-) All I will add is 69 so there should be no extras in the bag when they arrive hehehehe
Hugs,
Annie x # 26

lisa said...

I've been a terrible WOYWW too, just don't seem to get the time at the minute....
I'm seriously impressed with your desk Sam. Dressmaking is a mysterious world to me and I really admire folk that can sew. That fabric is gorgeous. You'll be a real bobby dazzler in it!
Hugs Lisax

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oooh, dressmaking...shivers...'tis a Dark Art! Lol, actually I have made skirts before but dresses..well, you have to be so exact and I'm just not precise enough :-)
That's a lovely pattern though and the fabric is really pretty. I can just see you in it!!
Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

my cup of tea said...

Awwww this is a very cute dress! Never made one....not sure i ever will but I think it would be a great challenge (for me.) LOL
I love Amy Butler fabric! She has such lovely color choices.
Have a GREAT week!
donna#81

Angela Radford said...

Hi Hettie, I am always so pleased to see people are still sewing in any form. I taught it for 33 years and so many schools don't offer it any more.
Thanks for visiting me, happy crafting. Angela x

MaggieC said...

I have not done any dressmaking for years, but I might do some again soon, once I have found room to get out my new sewing machine. Beautiful fabric. At the moment I have had to empty the caravan again before it goes into the dealer to have a couple of faults put right, but I am taking the opportunity to sort some new storage for them. Thank you for your visit and I hope you have a good week. xx Maggie #61

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Sam, that is one lovely pattern.. really love it... look forward to see the make of it now! Pray for smooth sailing for Monday Shaz in oz.x#50

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hi Hettie,

Sorry I've been away for a while just being busy. I love the pattern and can see why you wanted it! It is Monday evening in America as I type this, so I hope your day of sewing went well today and you have your beautiful summer dress all finished w/o too much cursing!! Hugs, Darnell

Kyla said...

Ooh loving the fabric and the pattern. I have only ever made skirts so will be interested to see how u get on.

Kyla

Monica said...

I used to make all my own clothes but fabric is now so expensive and I live in pants in winter and shorts in the summer. That is a lovely pattern and the fabric will work up very well as all Amy Butler fabric is good to sew on.
Monica 64

butterfly said...

Ooh.. that's going to look so pretty!! I like the sound of a calico version too, mind you!
Alison xx