Stuff for me this time. I actually only made the skirt this week, and the top and wrap are from past stuff I’ve done but never photographed. It’s really hard to photograph stuff for me since I generally have barely enough time to get ready in the morning, much less take a photograph. I went home over lunch from work to get these.
The brown stretch velvet skirt is just a simple tiered skirt with an elastic waist. The hem is a rolled edge. I got it done one night while watching Resident Evil. Nothing like a good zombie movie to pass the time while sewing. 😉
The black top is a peasant top with shirring at the wrists and elastic at the waist and neck. I made three fabric roses I sewed on at the neckline. It’s hard to see because it’s black, but they are cute, trust me!
The wrap was suuuuuuper simple. I made this when I was pregnant with Anya as something to dress up my boring wardrobe. I just took a long length of fabric, folded it and sewed up part of one of the long edges, leaving a hole for my head near the folded edge. I cut it along the selvage, so I only needed to hem one side.
I ordered some of my fabric artwork from Spoonflower and made a bag with it. There’s lots of interfacing and pockets in the construction. I used an upholstery weight fabric for the black and the interior is green satin. I put some beaded trim along the pocket. I really love it! I just made it a little too tall, but that is okay. I can probably fit my laptop in it if I had to take home it from work. My other purse was always overfloweth, so this is so nice.
I also made a pouch for all my sundries that were all over the place in my other purse. It is the green satin with a ribbon trim I had that matched pretty well. Now everything is all nicely contained. I can also use it for my wallet and phone if I just want to bring that with, so I made it large enough for that.
The purse handles were just ones that I bought on sale at one time. I attached them to the purse with highly-interfaced-and-lots-of-stitched-satin. It’s important to make sure they are sturdy since it might have a laptop or other heavy things in it at some point.
I also got another baby blanket finished up. It is so nice to get some stuff off my to-do list!