What do you know it, I never post pictures of myself- who like doing that? And then two posts come along together! I made this skirt a few weeks ago from the Amy Butler Barcelona pattern. I just knew the shape would fit and the 4 panel raw edge effect is simple and breaks up the block of fabric on a long A line skirt.
The linen was a lucky car boot bargain, there was just enough to make this! The lining (I know you can't see it but it is there and makes the skirt hang nicely) was a lightweight navy cotton from a charity shop and the vintage lace trim finishing the hem was another thrifty find. I have worn this a lot. I am technically capable of drafting my own clothes patterns- I did an HNC in fashion 10 years ago- but it is a faff, I don't have a big enough surface apart from the floor and now I have this I can trace off the pieces and make variations on a theme. A table cloth version is next.
I have been sitting on this unbelievably lovely Yuwa kitchen print for an age, waiting for inspiration to strike. I decided that a bag would be the best use of it- I'll use it a lot and thus I will get to see this print frequently, it will feel like a close companion. The print is still available at this European store.
I only had half a yard and it is a heavier weight so along with a bit of old Parker Knoll upholstery fabric, some polka dot cotton and tea dyed vintage lace it quickly came together to make a good size bag/purse- depending which side of the pond you are on. The shape was largely based on a Pochee (Vol 9) pattern. I don't like fussy bags and I am not keen on interfacing, this has none and is an easy user friendly shape. I added the darted pockets which make for good storage and I always add a key fob to any bag I make.
Next time I make a bag I'll do a tutorial on the pockets, they are not hard and they are handy for storing mobile phones and granola bars.
Another double bank holiday coming up in the UK, this is my kind of working week x