sewing & needlework

The Aussie WIP Wednesday :: Dilly-dallying {Blogtoberfest Day 15 part 1}

I think that’s a pretty accurate term! Hello, and welcome to those of you joining me today as part of Gnome Angel’s Dilly-Bag-A-Long.

When I first signed up, I asked to be right at the end, because, as you regular folk will know, we’ve just come off what is affectionately known as birthday season – a five week span of all four of our children celebrating birthdays. No fear, says I, I can sew in between, and catch up and be done before October 15. Not a worry in the world.

Aussie WIP Wednesday - dilly bag

As of 4pm yesterday afternoon. Yay me!!


I am using some Vintage Modern pieces left over from another project, and after fiddling with the layout a bit, decided to go with a colour-blocked style of layout.





Because I wanted to include a big range of fabrics, I didn’t fussy cut much beyond making sure patterns were straight, so I decided to add interest in other ways. Like a couple of diagonal pleats on this pink hexie:
pleated hexie

And horizontal pin-tucks on this blue one.

pin tuck hexie


The lining I am thinking of doing as a patchwork of my leftover scraps, or possibly just picking one of my favourite prints and using that. I’m undecided – I’ll wait until the hexies are all together and audition my options. I also had hoped to have a short video and a bit of a tutorial on English Paper Piecing to share, but first my camera and then my computer didn’t want to play nicely, so it will have to be a post for another day.


How’s your dilly bag going? I’d love to see your progress on it, or on any project you are working on at the minute, just link up your blog post or instagram photo below!
{THE FINE PRINT – Please note, this is a WIP linky. Please only link up posts from the past week about a creative work in progress. For finished projects and tutorials, why not head over to the And Sew We Craft linky party? Link backs are appreciated but not required.}

Don’t forget you can link up from Instagram too! And add the #AussieWIPWednesday hashtag so I can find you (you can also tag me @thedovenest)

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Little White Dove
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