The sewing bug bit me hard. Worse (better?) it's a clothing altering bug, so I'm a frequent flyer at Goodwill, looking for stuff to turn into other stuff. Seriously. I'm a VIP member at Goodwill. They send me coupons and everything. Coupons at Goodwill. Bygones... I'm not too proud for 20% off!
Here's a shirt I got at Goodwill for $3.50 (minus 20%, so $2.80, no sales tax in Delaware):
Here's what I turned it into:
and the back:
also, how cute is my kid? I know... I'm stunned on a daily basis.
In other sewing news, I found an awesome pattern at youcanmakethis.com that FINALLY allows me to use the trash bags full of decorator samples I got ($5 per BAG) when my local Interior Alternative moved to a new location. I actually bought three of her patterns, and love them all. I also love supporting independent pattern designers like Mary of Sweet Pea Totes.
Anyway, here's the front:
interior zip pocket:
(by the way, the pattern doesn't include the interior zip pocket, but I added one because I like practicing my zippers)
interior patch divided pocket
interior with Martha Stewart Living mag for scale. It's a roomy tote:
I haven't decided on the handles yet. Well, that's not entirely true. I did one set of handles and then LOST one of them SOMEWHERE in my craft room (actually, I think one of my gremlins snuck over from the playroom and made off with it), which was fine, because I didn't like them all that much anyway. But I'll figure it out.
This one is mine, but I'm planning on making more for my etsy shop. Every time I look at it I get happier!