I think it turned out nice, and the Goob loved it so that is all that mattered! By the way, all of the supplies for her dress I got at Joann's.
I also finished one more of the grocery totes using the free Cloud 9 tutorial pattern. This time I made my own pouch to store the folded up bag and I think it also turned out pretty nice. It was definitely easier to make that the pouch in the tutorial and I even did french seams on it so that you didn't need to cover the exposed seams inside with bias trim. The fabric I used is Don't Be Koi from the Koi Collection by Rashida Coleman-Hale.
The pouch is pictured with one of the other totes folded up inside. I think it looks a bit nicer than the last two pouches.
Below is just a photo of the bottom of the pouch so that you can see what I did.
Now here is the top, you can see a little stress on the zipper but not too much. When I make this one again, I will most likely try to make the zipper opening a tad larger. It works okay but it isn't really "easy." I was trying to use the pieces left from cutting the tote pieces out of the one yard of fabric, but if I cut another I might try to place it differently to see if I can get some larger pieces of fabric left over.
I also wanted to include a photo of the bag with items in it, since I think many people are leery of the lack of interfacing. In the bag below, I have two cereal boxes, two boxes of pasta, and one canister of oatmeal. Obviously, having the boxes helps the bag to keep its shape a bit, so with cans it would look a lot different. I think it would be along the same lines as a plastic grocery bag, which I believe this pattern is attempting to mimic.
Okay, lastly, I did finish my other Everyday Skirt that I had planned using the pink wool. I like how it turned out. I did modify the fold on the top of the back waistband/piece, by only folding it over 1/4" instead of the suggested 1/2" in the pattern instructions. It lined up nicely with the front waistband when I did it. I also received an email from Oliver + S suggesting to modify the back piece (#6) by adding 1/4" to the length, either way your waistband would line up!
Here I am wearing the skirt with the silk blouse I made using Simplicity 1690, a Leanne Marshall pattern. As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I only had one yard of each so I have to find a pattern that I liked but would also work with what I had. I think I love it! The only bad thing is that it turns out that the wool for the skirt is a bit sheer...you can see the blouse tucked in underneath. It actually makes it look like I am wearing black underwear! Oops, I will have to figure out how to fix that one later.
I wish it wasn't dark outside, so we didn't have to use the flash....oh well! At least I got it all done, right? I really need to get back to my quilts, I just sort of abandoned them....perhaps this coming week. I am off to Nashville in the morning to visit my sister, then Atlanta after that, but the sewing machine is coming with me so hopefully I will still get some projects in.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend! This post is linked up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and Show Off Saturday at Sew Can She.