Thursday, January 5, 2012

quick!

I am normally a slow, s-l-o-o-o-w maker - mainly due to my tendency to overthink, procrastinate and change plans along the way. This last week has been different for some reason.
Last Friday, I decided to clean up my fabric stash in an attempt to avoid going to a fabric sale (I succeeded!), and found a tablecloth that I had planned to make into a dress... except when I washed it (more than a year ago), I noticed some stains that I couldn't cut around. Looking at it again, I decided to embrace the (tiny) stains - nothing like some pre-existing imperfection to lower my stress levels! I grabbed one of our favourite Kate dresses and carefully stretched it to make a kind-of-pattern, and then cut and sewed and made a dress (and hastily took a photo before heading out for dumplings).
This morning, I saw this tutorial. A couple of hours later, I stuck up our own version - not so carefully made and a lot more colourful - in her craft corner. Now I want one too... Hope you're having a happy time - fast, slow or whatever speed you like! x

12 comments:

Sannah said...

Such a gorgeous dress!! Does it feel good to be going fast? I am very much like you, going slowly, but when I have moments of speed and being extra productive, it feels really wonderful.
Have a beautiful day,
xx Sannah

Makeminemidcentury said...

The dress looks gorgeous! I really love it! Such a wonderful pattern on that tablecloth. I hope she gets a lot of wear from it.

You should make rash sewing decisions more often!

jennie said...

So so so gorgeous!XX

teddybearswednesday said...

totally gorgeous all around!! You clever chook you xoxo

Allana said...

LOVE the dress and that organiser is so fun! Great creating! :)

CurlyPops said...

Ooooh that little dress is stunning!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I love that dress but I love the organiser even mroe! What a great idea!

Bungalowgirl said...

Gosh you and I are VERY similar in the making department. i am worse too in that despite having no idea and no experience I like to fiddle with the pattern or not even use one at all. Have had exactly the same idea to copy Kates dress, just a little intimidated by the elastic. And the organiser is fabbo!melx

Tas said...

I do love a good upcycling when it comes to a tablecloth. Stunning!

Tania said...

Now that's one surefire way to ROCK a tablecloth!

the textured leaf said...

Perfectly placed patterning!
Love it, love the border effect.
Polka dot borders are the best,

x

Wendy Bernstein said...

Great job all around! Love the organizer---too clever!