Sunday, July 24, 2011

Lazy Day

I know I should be busily thinking about my fall wardrobe, but with a wedding six weeks away and with temperatures near 100 for many days now, I just can't get to that mindset.  But, neither can I not sew.  So, I'm doing some easy sewing.  I ordered some black and white toile on e bay recently and decided it would look good made up in the gardening/knitting bag in McCalls 5506.  Alas, when I cut it out, I realized that I wasn't going to have enough material, so I decided to do the outside pockets in a black corded fabric.   As luck would have it, I had some very pretty vintage black and cream narrow french silk ribbon and a cream and black button to use to pull it all together.

I don't know if anyone else does this, but when doing a project like a bag, rather than use a store bought interfacing, I'll often use a fabric that I have no more use for, if it gives the project the right hand.  In this case, this was something purchased on line that was not at all what I expected, so now it has a good home, no more money was spent, nothing was wasted and I think it's a better hand for this bag. 

I'll post the finished bag, but will leave you with two small additions.  One, my new large antique bobbins make great holders for trims and laces and look cool while doing the job.

And, I couldn't resist a little kitsch -- the right fabric for the right project!


  1. Why the rush for fall sewing? There is plenty of time! That bag looks interesting.

    Cute apron. :)