I didn't use a pattern to cut this simple maxi skirt which is basically an A-line. I made the back a little bigger than the front to allow for hip room. I then added a waistband. I made it one day and wore it the next. I paired it with a basic black tee and black sandals. The fabric is an ITY that I believe I bought at WalMart several years ago. This skirt took about 2-1/2 yards and I still have a couple yards left.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Since the weather has warmed up, I've been planning to make a summer handbag. I love polka dots, so when I saw this blue and white dots fabric at Joann Fabrics on the red tag table for 50% off, I had to grab it. When I got ready to start on my purse, I went diving thru my stash for some coordinating fabric and I came up with this blue tropical print. It looks so summery and beachy. This print is also a home décor from Joann Fabrics. I used a solid blue from the stash for the lining.
There's a large zippered pocket on one side and an open pocket on the other. Inside there's a cell phone pocket and a small zippered pocket.
I used white plastic drapery rings on the straps.
I used plastic canvas to stiffen the bottom.