Wednesday, 10 April 2013

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday #201

The children are still in bed. Most unusual for my two, even now they are teenagers. The Mechanic has left for work and I’ve been making the most of an empty kitchen table. Inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee last night, I’ve got out the pattern that I was lucky enough to be given on a recent trip to Salisbury.

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The pattern comes with a Croquis Kit. No, I didn’t know what that meant either. Essentially it’s a paper doll for big girls. All the elements of the dress are printed separately and they all fit together. The bodice is always the same, but there is a choice of skirts, sleeves, neck bands and details like button tabs. You can play at fashion designer, without the need for drawing skills. Just trace off the bits you want.

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Here’s a closer look at the style I’m aiming for, with the pleated sleeves, flared skirt and the narrower neck band. I love this pattern. Now just to figure out the sizing! The children are stirring and will be down for breakfast any minute. Time to clear away.

For more creativity on show, call in at Julia’s place, you’ll find plenty there.

PS You can read more about TGBSB in Monday’s post.

26 comments:

Jo said...

Ooh, I can't wait to see what you make x

Annie said...

This looks really impressive....I shall be watching with interest :-)
Hugs,
A x # 43

Sian said...

You said the magic words - paper dolls which are one of my all time favourite things! Seriously, I love this idea of being able to change the pieces about and I can't wait to see how your design turns out

Helen said...

Brilliant!! Good luck - I am hopeless with a needle and thread but love the Sewing Bee (missed yesterday's as I was out) .... Happy WOYWW Helen, 8

Lisa-Jane said...

I used to love my fashion designer doll things when I was younger! Would suit my colouring addiction now I think too as long as I didn't have to get my sewing machine out... ;-)

Twiglet said...

I love sewing for little ones but I am hopeless at getting a good fit for myself - probably my "ample" curvaciousness in a certain region doesn't help!! I love the dress design - hope we see the finished result. I enjoyed Sewing Bee last night. x Jo

Heather Alger said...

Looks beautiful, love the style x
Happy WOYWW Heather #73

Neet said...

Well, that is an interesting pattern. Glad you got to play a bit with it before thinking about the cutting out. Look forward to seeing it in reality.
Thanks for visiting me earlier - Hugs, Neet number 16 xx

jill said...

Your a women of my talants fiona. Hope we get to see the when all finished. Happy woyww, Jill #45

Lunch Lady Jan said...

When you got given the pattern, I didn't realise how it went together. Isn't that fab that you can create your own design? That style will really suit you...you'll have to post regular updates!
Hugs, LLJ 35 xxxx

Regina Hamilton said...

That is going to be really cute when it's finished...Happy crafting. #87

Queenie Jeannie said...

Color me intrigued!!! This looks like so much fun! More please!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #32

Angela said...

Looking forward to the finished result. Have fun creating with your intriguing pattern :)thanx for sharing

Happy WOYWW!

Angela #117

KraftyKaren said...

Lovely style - looking forward to seeing how it turns out and what fabric you use xx

dix said...

Me too,,now I am curious as to what you create from that vintage looking dress style. thanks for sharing. dix #119

joelleharris said...

Oooh Lovely pattern, I love the different elements and I like your choice! Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

fairy thoughts said...

the pattern looks like a brilliant idea, I shall have to look out for that one. It is good to see that the GBSB is inspiring everyone... who is going to win I wonder? I will try and post about the flower pounding next week
janet #25

Angie said...

Can wait to see the final result ...I have never managed to tame my machine ...it just sits taunting me.My soon to be DIL is very good with one so I think I'll tell her about this pattern idea.#71

akilli melek said...

looking forward to seeing the finished article. I got some lovely material from the show in march, planning on a cushion cover but need to do a practice run first.
thanks for popping by earlier
caroline (akillimelek #69)

scrappyjen said...

I have just been stamping by the sea and now I am staring at the sea. I wish I was by the sea right now - the coast is my natural home! Very impressed by your work! I have now had a glass of wine and I am still trying to visit everyone so my message may be incoherent lol! jenx 129

Anna said...

What a cute little dress! You will have to give us a peek when you get it finished!

Gill Edwards said...

Thanks for clearing up what a croquis is. I bought a book recently called collage couture which shows you how to draw one. Im rubbish though so traced it instead.

Gill x

Sandra said...

Oh Fi, I can't wait to see how it turns out

Beverly said...

How cool is that?!?! Love the design you have created with it :) Can't wait to see the material you've chosen.

Shazsilverwolf said...

That pattern is such a cool idea. Love your design. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #127 xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

I could see using something like this for art journals and collaged canvases, too!
Rinda