and making a huuuge dent in the Stash game – a baby sling from a japanese calico cotton took nearly 5 yards AND I’m making a handbag out of the remaining side pieces cut off the sling, plus a 1/2 yard cut of some other fabric for a lining.
I’m designing the bag to have a larger gathered section at bottom, applied to a 6″ wide (tall) band. The band is folded over, so the first 6″ or so of the bag are the outside fabric, before a lining piece is showing. Long handles, it’ll be nice!
I’m doing all of this for charity – it’s a gift bag for the Mid Michigan breastfeeding walk 9 days from now (so I’ll be sewing tomorrow and part of Saturday pending Peanut’s illness and our trip to Chicago). I’m sewing a double sided baby sling, the handbag, bought a nursing top on clearance, and will include a bag of relaxing bath salts – the whole thing I’m calling my Pretty Mama nursing set. It’ll be lovely! And along the way, I’ve crafted yet another handbag pattern, quite by accident.
I’m actually quite excited about this gift for the silent auction, actually. It’s fun to sew for others! After all this, I’ll get back to sewing the things I cut out on vacation. The Elizabeth Lee nursing classics dress, the Riviera cardigan, the Elizabeth Lee toddler dress. Those two I’d like to have done by next week too but realistically, probably not. Maybe, though.