This year has been full of challenges, so I haven't been sewing much. Over the past few weeks, I've managed to finally get back into my sewing room, and the sewing bug is biting me! I have 7 pairs of PJ pants cut out already, and have lots of Christmas sewing to do, plus some new stuff for myself. It has been way too long (Feb/Mar 2012) since I made a garment for myself. I'm ready for some new duds.
This flannel is for my PJ pants. Technically, it's the only flannel I can show you, as the rest is all for Christmas!
A few weeks ago, as a quick and easy new project to make to get my sewing mojo flowing, I decided to make a bag/purse. The pattern is McCall's 4851.
Sewing it up was easy enough, although it turned out a lot bigger than I had anticipated! You can fit a whole binder in the bottom of it! And since it has cardboard in it to keep its shape, it sticks out a lot when carrying it. It's okay for stuff when you need a lot of space (a weekend bag, perhaps?), but I took it to West Edmonton Mall during a crazy-busy weekend to go shopping, and all it did was get in my way.
I'm not much of a purse person to begin with. Any chance I get, I'll downsize and stick my wallet, phone, and lip balm in my coat pockets and leave the purse behind.
Anways, even though it's too big, I'm sure it'll come in handy. It's fun and colourful and cute, and I enjoyed the simplicity of sewing it together.
I hope to have lots more to share with you in the coming weeks. It's good to be back in the blogosphere!