Can anybody who routinely sticks their applique work to their ironing board with their carelessly discarded Bondaweb trimmings ever be taken seriously as a designer/stitcher? (Not mentioning who this might be of course!)
Will you be wearing your hexies like this next summer? (Thanks to my lovely neighbour Julie for saving this clipping for me!)
Would love to hear your thoughts …….
Helen, I don’t think you will run out of ideas for sewing, but if you do you can always start making dresses (applique of Ben would be your trade mark). I can’t imagine starting to patchwork clothes.
Love the picture of the dress – I used to have a skirt in the seventies that I made using the Dresden Plate (I was not allowed to wear it out – long story I will tell you about it sometime) I just wanted one like Felicity Kendal wore in The Good Life. But I have instructions for a fifties patchwork quilt so I may make that one day!
I am hexagon crazy but I’m not sure I’m that addicted.
I think my children might have a fit if I wore something like that.
Though I will need something to wear for my youngest 21st in November .
Umm – not really serious.
Might have to send her the link just for a laugh
Awesome gown!! Have you ever sewn the skirt you are wearing into the seam of the dress you are making?
The hexie dress is beautiful, but I can’t picture myself wearing it. I’m too short and curvy. Maybe a vest or something like that in a hexie pattern. It’s good when we can laugh at ourselves and our foibles! I love hand stitching and embroidery, but like any endeavor, they can have their mistaken moments which I hope I can always handle with humor.
I think the dress as shown would be heavy. I can see adding some “hexies’ to a denim shirt, jacket or jeans…but not a whole dress..
Do you know what, I was looking at that and thinking, I would never wear that in 100 years but actually, if it was all in cream, I could see myself wearing it as would give an interesting texture to the plain colour. Having said that, cream really is not practical with a dog and toddler, so no, I probably won’t be wearing that next year!
beth you are right it would look lovely in cream. Maybe add some featherstitching. Unfortunately I am also a little practical and wearing cream requires special consideration. I managed to splash beetroot on my white teashirt yesterday and I was being careful!