Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Off the Wagon!!!

Okay, so I know I said that I would stay away from purses, but I couldn't help it. I orginally bought the red corduroy to make a skirt, but , as you all know, plans can change. I had this pattern in my stash for quite some time, just like my others. One day, while picking up my sewing area, I read the back of pattern. Hmmmm.... corduroy, huh?? I think I have that. Now for a contrast?? That took me a minute, but, again, while picking up, I ran across the cotton animal print. Okay, maybe I am on to something. That's when it hit me! Why not not the red w/ the animal print as a contrast? The pattern was Butterick B5109, view D. Well, what do you think??

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sewing for My Little Guy

Okay, so my little guy has really been hinting at wanting a messenger bag to carry "his stuff". We made a make shift one a while back and I hoped that this one would buy me some time. WRONG!! No we all know that children have great memories when it comes to remembering stuff that you said-especially if it something they want, but can't remember you telling them to clean their room! So, I kept my promise and made him the bag. I borrowed the pattern from someone at work and it was a pretty quick sew. He didn't know that I was making it as I wanted it to be a surprise. I had some upholstery fabric in my stash and used some blue fabric to line it. I think it turned out pretty good. The pattern is a See & Sew pattern and the number alludes me at the moment. When I can pin him down long enough, I'll catch a quick pic of him w/ it and I'll post it at a later date along w/ the pattern #. Whatta ya think???