Is this purple coat super cute or what??? I used a raincoat pattern, McCall's 6392, and added a lining as well as a doubleknit inner layer for extra warmth.
The Bag Making Bible.
Check out the awesome chunky hardware! The swivel clasps are the largest, sturdiest, and most nicely finished that I've been able to find so far. Unfortunately they were from Fashionista Fabrics, which is now out of business. So sad.
This lil' bag is from the new book, Stitch Savvy by Deborah Moebes, and I made it for my daughter's friend's birthday. Her friend likes horse, and this Heather Ross fabric is so cute. I like how Deborah's book has varied projects, from home decor to bags to clothing. It's very well-rounded and she has a great snappy writing style.
My health has been consistently a lot better lately. Woohoo! After feeling pretty ill in various ways for over four years, I am finally close to the end of the tunnel. !!!!!! I now have a lot more energy and strength to go out and do normal things like run errands and have outings with my kids, and obviously I've also been able to sew a lot. I am totally loving it!!