I have been doing little easy bits, like cutting out children's patterns and altering hems, but nothing really blog worthy. That was until my Mum's birthday was imminent, as it was recently, and I wanted to make her something. But what? A trip to M&S revealed that mustard was a key colour this season: it was everywhere, and it reminded me of my hoarded bit of gold denim from the fabric godmother.
|A good capture of the colour.|
I'd been keeping it for something special, and this was it. The fabric's destiny was clearly to become a birthday handbag! I used the Anya pattern from SoZo, it's such a clever little pattern. It creates a fully lined beautiful bag with gorgeous pleats and sturdy handles.
I had made one before at Christmas for a friend, and I knew it came together nicely and quickly. My friend was very happy with hers.
|Silvery sparkly denim version made as an Xmas present.|
I knew Mum's bag would look lovely from the second I put in the pleats, so I was thrilled she likes it, and it goes beautifully with her purple winter jacket.
At some point I must make a version for myself. But, in the meantime, I have some mustard denim remnants that I need to use up. Watch this space...