Friday, October 5, 2012

A sewing update

Goodness look how easily I fall back into bad blogging habits. 
I'm slowly trying to establish some sort of a routine in my life, as everything has gone to pot over the last 8 - 12 months.  The wonderful Rose started a 28 day challenge on the DTE forum last month and I'm hoping it will help me find my way.

I have managed to do a little sewing during my blogging drought and thought I'd share that with you today.

This friendship bag was made to hold an 18th birthday present for a family friend.  My idea. Of course I leave everything to the last minute and couldn't get it finished on time.

Friendship bag
Fabric panels and coordinating fabrics
Other side
It turned out really well and is very cute, I'm sure I'll find a home for it soon.  There is a bit of an interesting story about the fabrics I used.  The panels were purchased from eBay with the intention of using them for a quilt for my niece. Some months later I won a fabric pack as a door prize at a my local quilt shop.  I later realised that the fabrics were from the same range as the little panels, what a coincidence.

A couple more  pairs of underpants have been made.  After a few adjustment to the pattern I'm really happy with how they fit.  The Hawaiian print cotton Lycra cost only $1.00 for 1m at the RSPCA thrift shop.  The black Lycra was purchased several years ago and never used.  Buying the elastic is the most expensive part.  I must get myself organised as I'm in desperate need of a few more pairs.

Perfect fit undies

Last but not least I finally finished my vintage sheet quilt top.  Hmmm it's only taken how many years.  I was all set to use an old woollen blanket as batting and one of Mum's old flannelette sheets for backing but it's a bit bigger than I anticipated.  Finding or having the space to lay it out so I can sandwich the layers is proving difficult.  Sounds like another excuse really!! 

Being queen size it's difficult to get a good picture

I'm planning on using the sheet on the left as backing
I really need to apply myself to finish this quilt, it will be perfect for summer, nice and bright and breezy.  Stay tuned for updates and a whole post dedicated to vintage sheets. 

Have a lovely weekend
Cheers Lisa


Rose said...

Both pieces of sewing are lovely Lisa but I especially love the bag. I hope the challenge is useful to you.

Lisa said...

Thanks Rose, I love the bag too :")
The challenge will be very useful. Ensuring I carry out the the daily tasks is the difficult part!

Sue said...

Oh my goodness, how did I miss this!!!!!! It's gorgeous Lisa, well done for finishing.

Lisa said...

Thanks Sue. It's not exactly finished yet, still needs quilting.