I did however sew more clothing this past weekend and I did take photos. Recently there was a post on http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/ for a free skirt pattern and the designer also made a fat quarter handbag (also feautured on the same site recently by Jennifer) from the same fabric to go with her skirt. This seemed like a great idea and I decided to make myself a skirt and matching handbag this weekend.
I grabbed my favorite new book Sew What! Skirts and selected the "Singing the Blues" skirt on page 45 although this pattern is for a drwastring waist. I chose to stretch myself and try a zip. I used contrasting fabric purchased from Hobby Lobby that had "SKIRT" written all over it when I saw it in the shop!
Here is the matching fabric and handles for the Fat Quarter bag.
And here is the finished set! I am quite proud of this project. It looks fabulous!
The skirt is a basic A-line pattern with some darts in the waist as I totally misjudged my waist! Need some brushing up on my measuring skills.
As pleased as I am with my skirt, the bag is really nice! I used firmer interfacing for the lining and it really gives the bag a nice structure. I added lots of pockets inside for all my daily goodies I carry everywhere.
A peek inside the bag showing the contrasting material as in the skirt and some of the pockets. I am totally amazed at the size of the bag and all this from a fat quarter! You really must try it. Jennifer gives various bag design options in the post and they are all stunning.