Wednesday, 2 August 2017

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday #426

With only a week to go until we're off to the Netherlands, I'm supposed to be whipping up a quick peasant style maxi dress at the kitchen table today.

























I cut it from this fabric a week ago.

























The rain lashing against the windows is not providing much motivation.

Hoping it looks more like August somewhere out there in the land of Deskers.

15 comments:

Suzanne Alexis said...

How cool to be able to whip up a peasant maxi dress. Have a great time in the Netherlands. My father's family is Dutch, though they came to America so long ago (1600's)'that I tell people only the name is Dutch,lol.It's a bit overcast here in Chicago, with some sun peeking through. Have a good time getting ready for your trip!

Suzanne #28

Jan Ltc said...

Your desk looks full of lovely goodies. xx Jan (31)

Helen said...

that material is gorgeous and I am sure your dress will be beautiful - hope the weather improves so you can enjoy wearing it - have a wonderful trip! Helen #2

glitterandglue said...

Hi Fiona. Trust you got that dress done ready for your holiday. You'll look great in it.
Take care. Have a fantastic time away. God bless.
Margaret #4

Sandra said...

Love the pattern and fabric you've chosen

Bernice said...

Enjoy your trip - hope you get the dress finished in time - and that you get decent weather to wear it!!
Bernice #25

Angela Radford said...

Wow Fiona, gorgeous fabric. Have a good trip. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x15x

Sarah Brennan said...

That is gorgeous fabric and perfect for the pattern. Have fun in the Netherlands. Sarah #12

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Nice fabric and a great retro pattern! Hope you have the weather to wear it on your jollies! It has been chucking it down here today on and off...I've been trying to get out for a walk but it hasn't worked so far!
Hugs LLJ 8 xxxx

Maggie said...

That looks really lovely and let's face it you might as well be sewing as the weather isn't up to anything else!

Patio Postcards said...

OH I do like your fabric. Hoping your holidays are fun & filled with adventures (safe ones of course).

Karen said...

Have a fabulous vacation! I can't find a maxi-dress that's the right length, so making your own would certainly solve that problem! I hope you'll post a photo of the finished project---the fabric is lovely.

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Fiona, hope you have a great time! On our list of places to go. I think I should try making something like this- my sort of thing, but I can never find anything I like. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #16 XxX

AliWade said...

Happy Very Belated WOYWW. Whip up a dress! One thing I was rubbish at was any larger sewing projects. I always end up being slightly inaccurate with the cutting out (problem of shaky hands) and the finishing off is not much better, so best that I stick to small projects. Hope you are enjoying your trip. Ali x #20

alexa said...

I am late getting here and you may well have been away and back by now! Did you get the dress finished? I am in awe of anyone who can think of making a dress in a day!