Last weekend, I had a sew-in with a friend. We had a good time, chatting and sewing, and she made an awesome Vegan soup for dinner. A while ago, she made her own pattern for a cell phone bag that I admired. For our sew-in, we both made that little bag. It holds not only a phone, but has a pocket for license and cards and a clip to hang keys. There's a D-ring attached to the top of the bag and a Carabiner to clip it to a belt loop, or attach the long strap to wear cross-body.
The fabric is a crazy upholstery sample that has little tufts of thread that reminds me of eyelashes. I love this little bag, and will make more. There are many times I don't want to carry a big purse but need my license, a card or two and some money. This will be perfect.
Jos has McCall and Butterick patterns on sale this weekend. I'm working on pants for my Designer group challenge, and through a blog (I don't remember whose), read that ConnieCrawford's pant draft was good. So, I picked up her pants and jeans patterns, and a couple of other patterns, as well.
It was my lucky day, because I found some decent fabric in their RedTag section. Usually I find crap, but I came home with a really nice black/white/metallic stripe knit. This knit is beefy-not the thin, wimpy stuff. I also found a red knit, that's a nice weight for a drapey something. The gray knit is thick, textured with a metallic in it.
My brown pants are still not sewn, and are waiting on a hanger. I have nothing brown to wear with them, so I have to find a pattern and fabric to go with them once they're done. Meanwhile, I decided I want to make jeans. I'm using McCall 5894. I worked on that pattern today, and have the jeans cut, machines threaded. I'm using a yucky Jos denim for the trial pair, and have some denim on order from Fabric.com. Or course, that's always a surprise too.
Sewing jeans tomorrow.
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