3.07.2013

Sewing for others - Stashbusting Sewalong Feb Challenge

Confession - I am a selfish sewcialist.   That might not be much of a confession since you could figure that out looking at my FO's. Baby T-shirts and jammies aside everything else is for meeeee.

But in the spirit of the Stashbusting Sew-a-long I dug deep and made one present for someone else. I'm a regular Mother Teresa.

Taaa Daaaaa, a lovely little pattern from Etsy seller Super Orange Sewing, the Emmy Clutch.
 This pattern gets high marks for a super clear directions and a chic design.  It was a very enjoyable process putting this little clutch together.  I'm super happy with the little pleats and the zipper stop instructions, look how pretty.
The fabric is left over from a pencil skirt made pre-baby. (Now sadly toooo small)) I loved that champagne snake skin brocade so much that all scraps where saved.  It has a bit of lycra in it but that caused so sewing problems since all the self pieces are fused.  The lining was also from the scrap bag and I have no idea what it originally was for.  It's hard to see in these photos but the fabric is a nice plumy purple.
I made this for a high school friend of mine who really enjoys my sewing. Our joke is that she's going to win the lottery and hire me as her personal seamstress.  I'm down for that.
 I'll miss you little snaky clutch. but you've gone to a good home.  Now what am I going to sew for me. ;)

6 comments:

  1. Oooh, it's lovely! Your friend is gonna love it. I"m always nervous around pleats - I'm too lazy to do them properly, but then they always turn out crooked... and then they bug me... but not enough to do them properly the next time! :P

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    1. Thanks Gillian. I had to fuss around with the bottom pleats a bit since they needed to match on the bottom seam. The rest was pretty easy.

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  2. cute! I think I'm a pretty selfish sewcialist but at the same time I think that word isn't enough for what I am.

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    1. I wouldn't say your a selfish sewcialist. You make costumes for the kiddies and things for your mom/sisters. :)

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  3. It turned out very nice. I love the colour of the zipper.

    I'm definitely selfish with my sewing. I think I've made one thing ever for someone else. But my excuse is that I'm still learning, so I want to improve my skills before I gift things to someone else.

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    1. That's a good excuse Megan. I often feel the same way. If a hem is a little wavy it doesn't bother me but feel like it has to be perfect for someone else.

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