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10/14/2014

Art Student Tote by Anna Maria Horner

Way too much time passed since my last blog post. This is another post about bags, or in this case one specific bag, the Art Student Tote by Anna Maria Horner.

The pattern offers three different versions of the bag. I made version B, but with the extension panel only half as wide as the pattern instructs. 

I made this bag for a friend, but will definitely make one for myself too. It's a great size bag for traveling.
The fabric used is Amy Butler Lark Sateen (home decor), the gray contrast is Art Gallery Pure Elements in Moonstone.


The metal zippers and d-rings give such a nice touch to the bag. The extension panel adds extra room to the bag and can be folded away if not needed.


 It comes with lots of inside pockets which can be divided however is fitting to ones needs. 
I found this wonderful review about this bag over at Bijou Lovely. Lots of tips about how to interface the bag. Thanks for sharing! 

This bag requires A LOT of cutting and interfacing, but it's well worth it. 

I did change the way of sewing the side pulls. The patterns asks for sewing them as a tube and turn them inside out. But they will be so narrow that it becomes an extreme test in patience. I folded them in half and the raw edges towards the middle, and just topstitched all around. Way easier and safes a lot of time and nerves.


9/15/2014

Bags for others, and one for me

These are a couple of the bags I made for other people as gifts.

This is the Multi-Tasker Tote by Anna Maria Horner. I made another one of these for myself and will write a review about it in another post.




Super Tote by Noodlehead. I blogged about my first one here.



241 Tote in Lotta Jansdotter Fabric.



 241 Tote for a music lover.





 And this is the 241 Tote I made for myself. I just love this fabric!







9/08/2014

More Licorice Dresses

The Licorice Dress from Colette Patterns is one of my favorite patterns. Very easy and quick to make, needs only a little amount of fabric, and can be worn casual and dressy.

I wrote a review here

Today just a couple of pictures of my other three Licorice dresses. The first one got just finished today. 

The fabric is Peach Skin fabric from GirlCharlee. It is easy to sew with and very comfortable to wear. Works surprisingly well in New Mexico summers, considering it is 100% polyester.





This one needs to be worn with a slip underneath. It is completely see through. Should have lined it, ooops!




Another Peack Skin, also from Girl Charlee.




The last one is a very soft voile by Anna Maria Horner. I saw that the collar and dress are matching up perfectly after I finished the dress. What an awesome coincident. 





 I lined it with white silk. The voile itself was too sheer.


 The hem of the lining is slightly off, but who cares, right?!?



9/01/2014

Socorro County Fair 2014

This year I decided to enter some of my handmade wardrobe in the Socorro County Fair. Three years ago I had entered a German Chocolate Cake and won best in show.

It is a very small Fair and they are happy for every entry. All in all I had nine pieces in different divisions. Sorry for the bad quality pictures, but the light in the exhibition hall wasn't all that good.

Lets start with the quilts. The first one is Sanctuary in Oasis by Pat Bravo



The second one is the Giant Star Quilt



From left to right:
Georgia Dress (blog post to come)
Petticoat








 Two Best in Show! And I met some members of the Socorro Fiber Arts Guild. They invited me to their meetings. I am looking forward to it!

8/24/2014

Paper Pieced Pillows

I have four nephews and one niece, and for this years birthdays I decided to make a paper pieced pillow case for each.

The youngest got a Minion. Blogged here.




The third in row and also my godchild got a Batman logo.



Here a close-up. I wish I had enlarged this one. It is quite little.



The back is Minky Dimple Dot. Leftover from a quilt I made earlier this year.



 Princess Belle for my niece.



 Close-up. It's hard to see in the picture, but the nose is embroidered on the finished picture.



This one has the soft Minky as back as well.



 No. 2 got Smaug sitting on a pile of gold. The back is just black.



He went slightly off there in the middle. About that weird red dot on his right wing, that is some red candle wax that fell off the chandelier, and I didn't notice until just now. Can't take new pictures because they already arrived at their new home.



No. 1 got a wolf crying to the moon. The back is the same blue star fabric as the front.



And another close-up. 

 All patterns for these pillows are from Fandom in Stitches. A big thanks to the designers!

It was a lot of fun to venture into paper piecing, and I have another project or three on my To-Do list. But for now I need a time-out and sew another bag or dress for a change.