I'm finally sewing again. But this is an insanely busy month for me, so I don't know how much I will accomplish.
I belong to a sewing club, which is termed a "designer" group. Every other month, one of the gals issues a challenge. We each tackle the challenge, interpreting it our own way, and bring it back for show and tell. The challenge for March is to make a handbag from men's suit jackets. Not only are we supposed to use the fabric from the suits, but parts of the suit such as the lapel, cuffs, pockets., etc. should be visible on the bag. Yikes huh?
The person who is hosting this challenge got her inspiration from this site: http://www.etsy.com/shop/mandinka The bags on that site are selling for $140-$280. Can you imagine?
I went to the thrift store and found a couple of coordinating suit jackets, threw them in the dryer with some Dryel and took them apart. I have the front and back of a bag finished. Wish I could post a photo, but it must be kept under cover until the next meeting.
Hopefully I'll be able to finish it in time. It will be scramble.
Sewing on as time permits.
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