Pin It I would be so much happier with the amount of things I could get done!
I have been trying lately to come up with a skirt and bag pattern for an event coming up. I didn't feel like following a pattern. I like to decide how big, how many pockets, how it lays, etc. I was pretty excited when I finished my bag sample and only made a few adjustments to the sample for the "final product" of my labors. Here is the sample. I will show the final version soon enough.
As for the skirt, I broke down and bought a pattern. The cover example on the pattern looked simple enough, but I didn't want to take any chances and just bought it. What a waste of $14!! I could've gotten a Simplicity much cheaper with better results. Overall, I do like the skirt. It's just not the fit and flow that I was really wanting. Now before I post the picture, I just have to say that I didn't actually "pick out" these fabrics. They were just laying behind my cutting counter and I quickly cut them out because they were handy! Skirt sample I made last night:
I rolled around ideas in my head for a while and decided to make another sample, only my own "design" that I had wanted to originally do anyway (before I started thinking too much about it and bought a stupid pattern!). I pulled out more of my Amy Butler and here is skirt sample 2:
But now, I'm super happy because I have a success skirt to make my final version off of, a matching bag that I also made my final version off of, AND it all matches my blue shoes! I wear my blue shoes a lot, but they never really match what I'm wearing so this just has me tickled pink!
Somebody please tell me they like it all, so I don't feel like I wasted an entire night of sewing! (Who am I kidding? I like it so you have to, right??!!)
Now I just need the weather to get warm. And to actually make the final versions. Woo!