Monday, February 22, 2010

Thinking & sewing.


Sometimes I have so many ideas in my head and so little time to actually make them, that I'm scared they'll run away never to be seen or heard from again.

The visual diary is a brilliant invention but for me, most of the time, it just feels like another thing that takes up my time and gets in the way of the actual making.

Sometimes when I finally get the time to sit down and make something I feel so overwhelmed by all my ideas that I don't know where to start. And then other days, like today, I feel like I have had so much time to process this idea that it comes together straight away.

In my head I had already planned this smock top. I knew which bits would be odd, what shape it would take and I had sorted out all the added details like the pocket and the binding. So when I had a minute to choose the sheets, cut the pattern and stitch it all together it was quick and easy.

The sleeves are a concession to the slightly cooler weather forecast this week but I am not going near my stash of cord and denim til March or April. I am not a fan of cooler weather or sewing.

I hope your Monday is a funday. XX

26 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I love it TO PIECES. Very familiar fabric there, beautiful.

    Where is this bloody ebay shop you mentioned way back when, huh, huh?! ;)

    My Monday HAS been a funday so far.. but now I'm hope & should be packing.. bah-humbug.

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  2. I agree cold weather is ick. I am so happy to be heading into spring!

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  3. So cute. Love the binding. Love the non-matchy-matchy. Love the pocket action. Yep. It's ace. Clever you. I met a lady in the shop who said your children were the complete bees-knees. She is a dance teacher in Daylesford, I think. Anyhoo. I'm sure you know that your kids have the knees of bees already! xx

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  4. I just LOVE all your wee dress creations. Would really like to wear them myself! And the choice of the different fabrics is terrif. And your earlier post - the dress with the pink crochet sleeves is absolutely wonderful.

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  5. Hmm, I know that feeling...sometimes they only exist in my notebook!
    Wonderful dress, those sheets are so familiar to me too ;)

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  6. I love how you have used the vintage sheets. Lucky you to have three daughters to sew for. I know what you mean about ideas swimming around and not wanting to lose them yet not wanting to take the time to write them down because that interferes with making. Well done with this idea!

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  7. Love it!!
    Gorgeous collection of sheets.

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  8. Where in the world do you find all these amazing vintage prints? This dress is my favorite so far.

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  9. Love, Love, Love It!
    Isn't it a great feeling when it all just comes together :-)

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  10. another gorgeous creation. I know totally the feeling you are talking about all the thinking like your head is always full, full. Actually both of them, the being overwhelmed and the other days were every just works x

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  11. That is one sweet little smock! You are so clever, I am always so in awe of your lovely, simple (looking) creations. Just keep a note pad & write everything down - no ideas must go to waste!

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  12. Just thought I'd add, when I say 'looking' i mean I know it isn't easy...the creating & having time to create!

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  13. oh it's so sweet Kate you are clever indeed

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  14. fantastic, love the smock!
    Beautiful blog!

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  15. Looks great, the ideas seem to be eeking out very nicely.
    Love your 'stuff'.
    Ab

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  16. My monday wasnt fun until... well, you know

    Gorgeous again! You nail it everytime! And yes. Even the slightly small silly billy dress had promise. Im sure it could have fit wonderfully on the nearest Teddy.

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  17. This one is REALLY pretty, Kate. The fabric all works really well together. How's the e-shop coming along - you will have lots of eager buyers with this sort of product. Nic

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  18. I love that top so so so so much. It's a delight :)

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  19. så cute! i love it! how dit you found me?, im happy because i like very most your blogg. thanks

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  20. Oh Kate! I Want it for Tilly! Hurry up and open a shop, I'II put one on order, get cracking! Lol as if you havnt got enough to do already! Seriously I want one.

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  21. Magic dress kate...I must learn how to do binding...It finishes it of beautifully!

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  22. Kate the creative planets were clearly aligned - that dress is soooo gorgeous! And well done for seeing your moment and making the most of it. I am so with you on the panic of actually getting a moment and then sitting down and ... blank ... panic!

    So well done you!

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  23. just love that dress & can imagine how sweet it would look on.

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  24. Oh I LOVE this! I have some darling vintage pillowcases I could definitely make something with them. I just can't bring myself to cut them!

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