Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Working on the Giant Pile: A WIP Wednesday Edition

For the last, uhhh, five hours.....and I am not exaggerating, I have been glued to my phone/my husband's phone (when mine died) looking at Instagram at #thegreatfabricdestash.  It became a bit of an addiction really.  Some really great stuff popped up, I was too slow for most of the ones I liked and showed great restraint on others, but really I am trying to find a Hometown by Sweetwater pre-cut.  No luck thus far.  Anyway, I also put a few items up and got a response on about half, which is good since I really didn't want to get rid of anything!  Gotta love Instagram I suppose.

On to the WIPs, I have been trying to work through my pretty sizable pile of started projects.  This week I have actually finished one shirt for the Goob that I am pretty sure I started or planned rather over a year and a half ago.  The other project that is still a WIP is my sailboat skirt using Sarah Jane's Out to Sea fabric by Michael Miller.  I had the idea for this quite a while ago and then cut it out about this time last year and then tried to sew it about five times since then, but I am determined to finally finish it, this week!  I am using McCall's pattern M5591, view A.  
The band on the bottom of mine will be navy, but I haven't gotten that far yet. 
I needed a zipper for it two days ago and finally got it this afternoon.  I also had to add a lining to it, as you can see, because you could see through the fabric.  Adding the lining was fairly straight forward.  I will add more details when I finish it if anyone is interested.  I am hoping to blog about the finished skirt, the Goob's top, and my Washi dress by Friday.

No quilt piecing going on right now....however there are several quilt alongs going on that I would like to participate in, but I am trying to be good and finish what I have!  We will see how long that lasts.  Thanks for stopping by.  What are you working on?

This post was linked up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


  1. That fabric is so adorable! It makes such a cute little skirt :o) Can't wait to see the finished product

  2. Hometown was a cute line! Too bad fabrics are gone so fast. I hope you find it. Cute skirt!

    1. Fabric do go pretty fast and there are always so many that I like! I did end up finding a jelly roll and some charm packs....yay! Thank you Instagram and those who were kind enough to sell them to me. Also, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.

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    1. You are awesome! Thanks so much for stopping by to check it out.