So, I promised a post about the fantasy sewing I have been doing in my free time.... I started out by rushing out to Barnes and Noble to get Sew Everything Workshop on my lunch break before vacation so that I would have the resources that I needed to make the Amy Butler quilted bags I was planning. (Great resource, by the way!) It has a bag in it that I just love, a shoulder bag that she made in a kimono print that looks cute and simple. I think it was all down hill from there....
Now I am obsessed by bags. I have bought patterns:
This is the Lickety Split Bag by Made by Rae, which she just yesterday urged me to get before she goes on maternity leave and I would have to wait.
I bought Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross so that I could make an Everything Tote after seeing about a hundred pictures on Flickr. I am LOVING that bag....
I have downloaded patterns:
This is the Margaret Bag by Oh! Fransson. Isn't that adorable?
I have ordered patterns:
The Multi Tasker Tote by Anna Maria Horner is on its way to me now. I am thinking this one will be cute in the polka-dot fabric that I bought for the Amy Butler Market Bag that ended up not being polka-dotted.
All that is not to mention the Socialite Dress that I ordered and the full-sized shirt dress pattern that I downloaded from Stitch, a special edition of Interweave!! And don't tell anyone, but I MUST MUST MUST make the Yard Sale Wrap Skirt by Heather Ross, too.... Good thing I have the pattern now, huh?
This weekend I am going to go home and make the second quilted bag. For that purpose, I printed out two tutorials on how to piece quilt tops that I thought would be helpful for the sides of the bag. Now I have been giving quilt tops the eyeball. Stop me before I download again!