WIP Wednesday – dressmaking

When I went to Ottawa last month (almost to the day) I bought another yard of the Lizzy House red dinosaur print from Natural History at Mad About Patchwork. I already had maybe a yard and a half but it wasn’t enough for my shirt pattern and all its yoke-age. I pre-washed it as soon as we unpacked the suitcases but I had just left it in an untidy pile on a stool for the last few weeks.


I’ve actually now cut the pieces out ready to sew together. I am dying to make a knee length skirt from my dachshund print and make a couple of Companion carpet bags, but I must finish something before starting another project (I have also cut up my two men’s shirts and am about 1/3 of the way through tailoring them, last picking it up…. 2 months ago).

I’m out tonight at Bob’s thing so this will have to wait a little longer! I hope it comes together easily so I can quickly move on. Tomorrow and Friday are sewing evenings this week so I don’t see why not! I’m thinking of taking Hank along to this on the weekend, but he’s not very “capable”- maybe they’ll have a stupid-but-adorable category he can enter, or most-likely-to-scratch-you-silly? Other than Gwen (who’s never entered anything), all our dogs have a rosette for something, so maybe this is Hank’s year? Is it a bit sad to go for a day out round a show with just my dog?

Linking up…


  1. Tomomi McElwee
    Posted July 29, 2015 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    Busy. Is it easy to make a man’s shirt? I have made dress/tunics for myself and my daughter but bit scared to do his.

  2. Posted July 31, 2015 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    I’m sure you and Hank will have a great time. I wish him good luck in whatever category he decides to enter 😀 Also looking forward to seeing more of your dressmaking 🙂

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