Sunday, May 24, 2015

Knit Maxi Skirt

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

Summer Handbag

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 d├ęcor 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.