|Inside zip pocket- like looking up her skirt.|
|Opposite side - two pockets. |
One of the smaller 'photo's on the panel
My neighbor girl has an obsession with Marilyn.
When I was at SewExpo last March (!), I ran into one of my neighbors who was buying this Marilyn fabric panel and I forgot what she was going to make for Tiff but I had to go back to that booth and buy a 1/2 yard panel myself.
It aged well - only 8 months in stash! and I had already decided to make her a messenger bag to haul her stuff around. Fussy cutting took up serious space in my head and I went for it Sunday.
I almost got the bag done before I had to go into work and I finished up the strap and flap this morning.
I still need to scotchguard it and do a final pressing.
I happened to have the right red fabric in stash - small stripe. I used Shapeflex 101 on all of the interfacing. Messenger bags should be slouchy and this iron-on interfacing doesn't give that ripple effect like most iron-on interfacings. Pencil Girl says that's because I need to pre-wash my interfacing first.
Like that's gonna happen.
I mostly used this pattern.
This one didn't need to be done for Christmas, but it is. I have one more item that needs to be sewn, also not needed tomorrow. I can't post some of them as these people read my blog. Also - as soon as the final thread is clipped, they are quickly
All in all, I have done very, very well on my handmade gifts this year.
Merry Christmas to everyone, may the next year be filled with more time to sew and/or create.