Thursday, July 29, 2010

my creative space :: polka dot tragic?

I’m  making slow progress with this month’s pleated sewing challenge. Not because it is especially tricky rather life has been feeling a tad hectic over the past week and when I wasn’t rushing around in a tailspin I could be found reclined* on the couch in recovery mode. Not the best sewing conditions. I’m also making slow progress because I’ve been having serious second thoughts about my fabric choice. I must have been in one of those aforementioned tailspins when I bought the fabric for this project.

pleated skirt

Really! What was I thinking??? Polka dots and knife pleats!

I’m forcing myself to “get through” this project hoping that by some sheer miracle it will all just come together in the end… chances? Me thinks slim to none.

Now don’t get yourself into tailspin peeping at polka dot tragic here in this creativity space, rather cruise on over to Kirsty’s place to check out some tasteful creative spaces.

 

* euphemism for totally crashed out exhausted

25 comments:

  1. haha. now that is some serious pleating! i can hear bagpipes i think...xx

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  2. It's looking really, really lovely. I dunno what it is but I love polkadots too. Your pleats look great!! :)

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  3. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that it all comes together in the end...not that it doesn't look lovely so far or anything:)

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  4. hahaha ..... but i still think it works in a crazy kookie way :) But then i'm a sucker for polka dots ♥

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  5. I really love the look of it Sal - though I am another polka dot tragic - what is it about them that is so alluring!

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  6. Looks good to me! The dots are fine! Dots are in. I am amazed at the amount of dotty fabric at work! Stick with it. It's going to be totally awesome. Your pleats are lovely! Enjoy the recline time you get!

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  7. Go the polka dot - these are big, brash polka dots that aren't yesterday's polka dots and that are screaming to be front and centre. Go the polka dot I say! (and it goes really nicely with the highlight fabric!)

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  8. I think it may look a whole lot different to you when it's actually being worn. Hang in there! They are gorgeous fabrics, and look great together.

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  9. I do love a navy polka-dot and your matching fabric is tres cute. Solider on girl and see it finished............if at the end you still don't like it you can always cut it up again:)

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  10. You are right, there are many polkadots on the fabric(lol) and they are rather big!!!!! I love the other fabric with the flowers and the small dots, more subtile. Good luck with all the comments.....

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  11. Ooh, I actually really like your fabric choices. The side bits look fab. Another apron?

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  12. I agree with Gina, I really like it!

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  13. wow i think it's fabulous and imediately harajuku girls comes to mind. I love it, it's gorgeous!

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  14. You're doing a great job with those pleats. The fabric is a favourite of mine so I'm loving your choice. I hope the week slows down Sal. xo

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  15. Oh I like it! It's certainly eye-catching, which is a good thing to have on your bottom ;)

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  16. I am really, really loving it. It looks fab!!

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  17. I am loving this - the pleats the dots the flowers, everything!!

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  18. It looks FANTASTIC! Totally loving the dots and the flowers are divine. Looking pretty perfect to me, Mrs :) Kx

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  19. Strikes me that 'tailspin' is exactly what was called for - that's the twirliest skirt in town!

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  20. It looks like a perfect job to me.I hadn't thought of it before but is working with spots a bit like trying to match stripes or checks. Every time I make the mistake of choosing one of those I get mad at myself for all the extra tension I've added to a project. Cherrie

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  21. staring at those spots are majking my eyes hurt- I KNOW you can noty only finish it but it will be FABULOUS!!xx

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  22. the pleating is looking really good..keep going!!

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  23. I reckon the polka dots are kinda cool, plus check out the precision on those pleats.

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  24. it may look a bit loud in the making but i reckon the finished product will look quite adorable. maybe i'm biased towards polka dots (yes, i definitely am) but i think it will work! last day today - hope you get there!

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  25. im a polka dot lover and i think the dress is way cute on your way cute little girl :-)

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