1. MESSENGER BAG
I was seriously in need of a new work bag. I've been using the same one for maybe 7 or 8 years now. It was a gift from my sister. I think it may have actually been one of her earliest works. It's now horribly stained with mildrew which I have been turing a blind eye to for some time.
I made my new bag using the left over fabric from an almost-complete dress. I used up all the leftover piping from the dress also. The strap was made using a remnant of rubber-backed upholstery fabric so is tough but quite soft and supportive.
- Thread sketched owl on green upholstery fabric -
- External pocket (leg side)-
- Internal pocket with zipper -
- Mobile phone pocket -
- Shoulder strap, piped on both sides -
- Long view -
2. JOGGING POUCH
(Sorry about the 'bum' shot)
I've been wanting a slim-line jogging pouch for some times now. I had a look around in the shops, but the only ones on offer were bulky bum-bag (fanny-pack) types. I wanted something that would sit against my body and be big enough (or small enough) to hold my car keys, mobile phone, tissue and asthma puffer - nothing more and nothing less!
I made this using some fabric I picked up from the op-shop. It matches my running pants perefctly!
3. PENCIL ROLLS
My kids have been invited to quite a few birthday parties during the holidays. Pencil rolls (with watercolour pencils and brush) are now my go-to gift for all children (This idea was stolen from my sister). They're great scraper-busters and such a fabulous plastic-free gift.
IN SEWING NEWS:
Vogue 1247 (Skirt) - I am so ridiculously close to finishing this skirt it's not funny. In fact, I could have finished it instead of writing this post!
Simplicity 2927 - I'm definitely on the home stretch with this one. Only an invisible zipper and hem to go. Woohoo!
Vogue 1247 (Top) - This pattern is a little 'off'' in my opinion. I'm currentlly working on a muslin which is proving challenging to say the least.
Ottobre Girl's Skirt with Flounces - All set to go. The measurements have been made, the pattern is traced and the fabric is pre-washed and ironed. Hand me a pair of scissors and the next episode of Mad Men and it will be ready to sew together.