A while back, before my steely determine to focus on only essential wardrobe sewing, I signed up for a bag sewing workshop with my sewing guild. A group of us got together today with Monica Poole working from a single pattern Spice of Life Moon Shine bag. It was amazing to see the variety of styles that we came up with - from traditional cotton quilted bags to leopard print faux fur to my own woven upholstery carpet bag.
I'm really quite proud of my foray into bag making, although confess to leaving off the inner pockets in order to complete the magnetic closure by the end of the workshop. The fabric and even stiff wadding made for hard going and I broke four needles in the making. Not sure how many bags I will make into the future, but this is definitely not my last.
Meanwhile back at real sewing ranch, my faux leather skirt is nearly finished and looks great with the gold blouse and these funky vintage 80s three toned brown suede court shoes I found in a bag of junk in my garage. My Beignet has just been unpicked and re-pinned as it was way too big. Frankly I am worried about the Beignet as the high waist may not be the easiest look for me to pull off. We shall see.
Happy sewing ladies!