The trip to my mother's house went pretty smoothly but I ended up coming home with a paper bag full of fabric.
I don't need any more, as I'm trying to work my way through what I already have on hand, but how could I resist!
I think Chlorox was happier about it than me. Here she is, in a drunken stupor, lying on some of it.
There was quite an assortment (all in the process of being washed and dried) and I'm pretty sure some of the pieces were from my great grandmother's best friend, and I'm not kidding!
I almost left this piece behind because it was so small but it was such a cheerful print I took it anyway.
I put my scissors on it for scale.
A close up.
I've always loved orange and yellow, and here they are together in these pretty little flowers.
I was pretty sure I'd be able to squeeze an Evening Bag out of this remnant and I did!
Not that I'll use it as an Evening Bag, it's more like a fun summer bag.
This fabric is very sheer so to beef it up I basted a piece of white cotton to the body of the bag and the facing, and then treated each piece as one.
The lining is just a simple white cotton.
I used fusible batting on the bag, and I interfaced the lining.
The handles are fabric covered boning and I placed them on a slight angle.
I also layered an orange ribbon and yellow ric-rac over the handles for some added interest.
I was very happy to find the ribbon and ric-rac amongst my stash! As I stated above, I'm trying very hard to use up the stuff I already have on hand.
There's a patch pocket inside with the same ribbon and ric-rac stitched across the top.
And of course a magnetic snap in the facing to keep the bag closed.
A view of the side.
This bag goes together lickety split and I highly recommend it!