Sunday, March 30, 2008

Weekend Sewing

I woke up on Saturday morning feeling like it was time for a new Spring bag. I haven't made a purse or bag in AGES and I had the itch.

I am so out of practice when it comes to making bags and I know that so I just made a simple bag. I interfaced the outer fabric with fusible fleece and the lining with a heavy interfacing. It also has a magnetic snap closure.

I love it, but it's an odd shape. It's way too tall. (What WAS I thinking?)

It might not be so bad once I cram all my junk into it.

And then I had to finish hemming ANOTHER Simplicity 3835 blouse.

Which of course HAD to have a matching pendant.

And then, this morning, sticking with the "use what I have" theme I decided to make a pair of lounge pants for the summer (if it ever gets here) out of a thrifted sheet. I don't have a large collection of thrifted sheets, but I've decided it's time to use them. Now, I didn't realize until AFTER I cut out the pants and started sewing them together that the sheet was partially faded!!! Consider yourself warned! I carried on because these pants are just for bumming around the house in.

They are slightly cropped and I used bias tape around the hem just for something different. I think I'm going to have to make more of these to replace all my flannel jammie bottoms for when the warmer weather arrives.

Now I'm off to Value Village to look at the sheets. I'm allowed. I really don't have any others to make pants out of! And then I might meet up with Joe and the dogs who are already out geocaching.

I hope you all had a great weekend!


Becky said...

Love the bag-- the print is really fun. And the rest of it looks great too!

Christy said...

So, exactly how many Simplicity 3835 do you have?

Love the fabric you used for the bag. Very spring-y!

lera said...

Wow, you busy woman!! What a great bag. It doesn't look long.

Love that orange shirt/pendant. Very springy.

I have 2 pairs of cropped pj bottoms that I love. I need more.

Crafty B said...

I'm in love with the fabric that you used for the bag! I never find anything like that in the UK.
Still loving your tops that I am thinking of giving one a go!

Dallas said...

I love the bag fabric. And the shirt looks really cute!

Felicia said...

You've got some groovy fabrics going on here. The polka dots with the flowers look terrific on your new bag. And the top is awesome!

I've got a stack of thrifted sheets about a meter high so I need to start sewing them into aprons for my weekly market! :)

Chara Michele said...

Love that shirt! You have been busy :)

cici said...

oh i love those pants! and yes, what a great way to use what you have (go ahead and go thrifting - its called "using what someones else had" and can be, technically, allowed)

Lesalicious said...

Hi found your blog though another blog love the bag I am totally a bag lover great job. :) also the shirt is so cute.

Mary Sarah said...

Love, love, love the new bag and the fabric you used! Cute new top and I was just thinking on the plane ride home that I should make some new cotton pants to wear around the house this summer! Love yours!

amandajean said...

love the purse. and I wouldn't have thought to crop the pants...the bias binding at the bottom is perfect.

AJ said...

I really like the bag, you did a great job. I especially love the fabric you chose.