Thursday, October 23, 2008

So busy sewing!

Simplicity 4020! I love this pattern and this is the second time I've made this version of it. I used some of the fabric I bought down in Panama with this one. Last time I made it up in a lovely gunmetal grey stretch velvet.. for a holiday look. I wanted a more casual top this time. I did lengthen the sleeves bit and raise the shoulders so it wouldn't be as low cut.
This pattern is super quick to go together!

This is New Look 6321.
I made two sets of these PJ's just alike... one for me and one for someone I can't name just in case they should look on my blog! I appliqued the heart using Steam a Seam then put a decorative stitch all around it. These are great PJ's and so comfy! So even though The Bald Man thinks I look 12 in these and laughs when I put them on I still love them!!!

Are you ready to see the cutest purse ever???? I mean EVER!!! Check out Indygo Junction Sweater Bags. Made using old wool sweaters, felted and cut up into cute recycled purses!
I love this pattern.. I think the canteen version is so different... and ofcourse felted purses are a fav for me.

But what makes this the cutest bag ever! is that I did a punch needle of a cat thats peeking out of a pocket... so I adding a little pocket on the front of the canteen purse and put my punch needle cat peeking out....

Its just to cute!! Plus I love the mixed elements of the felted wool and the punchneedle embroidery! Yes! I suppose I am a dork for thinking this is so cute but I can't help it!

Here's the back of the purse....

I used a pre made handle, added my tag on the side and added a lining with pockets on each side. The pattern doesn't have a lining but it was easy to add...

I think I've got more complements on this purse than any other purse I've ever made... and I've only carried it twice since I made it!

Of course if you don't like cats... you might not think this is cute at all!

I need to find a dog punch needle!!


Other news in sewing...

I have made my Bald Man a button up shirt!!!!!! It was a challenge! But he loves it so its worth it!

And I still have another shirt and dress to post! AND I am working on my longest UFO again which has been in the works for like over 10 yrs! Not because I'm so lazy about it but because its been hard to find just the right "stuff" for it... and I've been ultra picking... more on that later to!

I have to get all this sewing for myself in because after Halloween I have to do some actual sewing 'work' for someone else... which I also love! Just in a different way!


Adrienne said...

Very cute top!

laura said...

What a cute purse! Very creative! I've seen Indigo Junction patterns but have yet to buy one. Too many patterns too little time! And there's nothing like comfy jammies!!!

Lory said...

Love the pj's, they look so comfortable. :):)

The purse is so cute, very imaginative.


Faye Lewis said...

I made that top too, it was easy to make - love yours. Great PJ's, you know I'm a PJ lover!

Cennetta said...

Lady, You've been crafting/sewing up a storm. Great projects, especially the purse.