After fitting issues with last week’s shirt, I decided to make something that doesn’t have to fit. What doesn’t require fitting…answer…a purse. Or as they are apparently called in sewing, a tote.
This is my favorite purse pattern, I’ve made it several times. I went out to the Simplicity website to get a picture of the pattern for you, but it must be out of print. I like that it has all these panels, and that you can mix or match fabrics to get the look you want.
When I found this cute fabric at Hobby Lobby, I thought that it would make a great purse, because it had all those different colors. It would go with everything. But while making the purse, I decided that it would make an even cuter skirt. Just think of all the different colored t-shirts that it would go with. But I can’t very well have a skirt that matches my purse, because that would be just too weird. So, I have ruined this fabric for a skirt. But have no fear, I just found out that there is a cute quilt shop about 10 minutes from my home (pause here, while hubby inserts an anguished wail). I don’t quilt, but I could always start, and besides there is no law that says quilting fabric can’t adorn a body, now is there?