Wednesday, 7 July 2010

WOYWW and Wipso's new top.

Hi folks!!
Bit late for WOYWW because I have been helping Wipso with some curtains and cutting out.
She loves it, as I have to grovel on the floor at her feet as I cut big curtains on the floor!! It didn't take all day so we enjoyed a bit of quality time together too.
On my desk today is the WIP. I told you last week I was designing a new top for Wipso and lots of you kind folk said you wanted to see my progress.
So, as you see from my photo, there is a brown paper pattern in a plastic bag and a very colourful toile made from odd bits of sheeting. (A toile is just the garment cut out and made up in cheap fabric so that it can be tried on an adjusted before cutting out in best fabric).

In the middle is my rough sketch and on the right you can see the partially made top ready to take for Wipso to try for final adjustments before finishing.
Off I went down to help with the curtains and to surprise Wipso with a half finished top.
We tried it on and tweaked it a little and then I finished it.
I am sure when I make it up in the next piece of fabric - a gorgeous red piece - it will look even better.
Now you know Wipso hates having her photo taken but she decided I could reveal all to you, so here you are folks........
She loved the top even though it was made in my choice of fabric - just a piece I had in my fabric stash. It was still unfinished at this stage but we rushed out into her garden for a little photo shoot and had her elderly neighbour giggling from her bedroom window watching me do my David Bailey act!!!
Now I am off to visit a few blogs whilst the footie is on. Join in with WOYWW by going over to Julia's blog and following the links on Mr Linky.
Oh and Hi to Linby who we met for the first time on Monday eve. What a lovely lady!!!

29 comments:

Wipso said...

Thanks for that sis. Lets hope you are late enough in the day for only a very few to pay you a visit this week hehehe. Thanks so much for all your effort in designing and making my new top. You are soooooo clever.
A x

Helen said...

No, we are all here looking at you!!

Piddawinkle said...

how clever you are and lucky Wipso, would it be rude to ask about the name!!!!

Julie said...

Wow - you two are clever ladies!! What a fab top - you look gorgeous Anne!!! Juliexx

Toucan Scraps said...

fabulous top and photo Twiglet. I used to use cheep sheeting fabric from Dunelm for my test peices - not made anything in ages.

Crafty Chris said...

Had to laugh at Annie's comment a bit like myself I hate my photo taken. What a talented pair you are the top looks great and she suits the colour.
Christine x

Julia Dunnit said...

*Waving at Annie* great pic - lovely top Tiglet, just lovely..see half the skill is the patience and I'm not at all patient enough to design, make up a toile and then start again! You're amazing.

Darcy said...

ha not getting away with it, I have come for a look too! You are both so clever, its a lovely top, look forward to seeing the red one. I love that your neighbour was watching too.

Esther said...

Great top...lovely photo but when do we get to see one of you...?? Wipso could get her own back!!

mckinkle said...

Well done you on your super top for Annie! Blimey girl, what a fab photo too but as you said it was unfinished that ruined my mental image then as suddenly I pictured Annie baring her rear view to the bushes!!

Isnt Annie photogenic! You need to catch her out a few more times!

Keryn x

mckinkle said...

Hi Jo, heres my email address, I cant find yours so if you email me I can give you Clare's address.

Thanks
Keryn
kerynmcnicol@sky.com

craftimamma said...

Your making the 'toile' brought back memories of when I used to do the same. Wish I still enjoyed it as it was the only time I ever had a top that fitted me properly, Lol!

Thanks for sharing the photo shoot.

Lesley Xx

Foil Play said...

Lovely top - and picture of Wipso too :-)

Angie said...

Wish I had a sister like you to make tops ...but where is your photo lol I did find it interesting to see the little sketch and then the finished article.

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Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

So awesome to "meet" Wipso. Love the blouse, too. I wondered what happened to you this week. Groveling, eh? Sounds like you had a fun day with your sis. Happy belated WOYWW.

Sarah Anderson said...

you are so clever to not only make a new top for your sis but to design it too! And you look fab in it Wipso

Spyder said...

I think the top's gorgeous and yes, we are all here just to see you Wipso! I just wish I could sew!! I hate my photo taken too, got brave for the crafty mag because it was only a little one but the next crafty mag made it bigger, very scarry!! But I think we all think that..Umm...well I know what I mean!
(Lyn)

angeleef said...

I wish I could master the sewing machine. I'll just stick to card making, that's more my area :)
** Evi **

chrissy xx said...

What fun you have. Two very clever girls.
Chrissyxx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

You two are just so clever...The top is gorgeous.

xx

Tina Gilmore said...

Lovely top, you're so clever...i sooooooo wish i could sew. You can't beat spending quality time with a beloved sister! xx

Felted House said...

I used to do a bit of dressmaking but was never, ever patient enough to do a mock-up first - occasionally I pinned some newspaper together but that was about it! Looking forward to seeing it in red too! xx

Kathy said...

oooh how lovely to see Wipso and her new top - looks great. It's nice to "see" the people we speak to every week, so we need to see your photo now!

Sam said...

Yep I agree with everyone else - great to see wipso in the flesh so to speak but now we need a piccy of you too hun, and how ever patient are you making up a dummy top first and then doing the real thing!! Looking forward to seeing the red one too.
Sam x

Calico Kate said...

Sooo sorry I haven't been to play here recently. Haven't read a single blog of anyones for what seems like months. Treating myslef to a little catch up today though, and have read yours allll the way back! You have been soooo busy! I am astonished that you have had time to blog at all. Love the African flower thingys. I can't crochet at all so am always impressed and I do like the colour ways. Very very impressed with Wipsos new top. Another thing I am hopeless at - dressmaking.... Wipso looks great.
Promise not to stay away for so long!
CKx

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mckinkle said...

Hi Jo,

Here's Clare's blog:

http://mypurrfectworldccc.blogspot.com

Let me know if it doesn't work!

Keryn x

TinaB said...

Wow what clever girls! Lots of fun xx