I am drawing up a diagram for a Mexican dress for a 3-year-old toddler, but got distracted by another project, a tote bag for M.
Here’s the pattern I’m using. So far I have about half of the assembling done, and the bag seems to be a nice large size. I am using the leftover decorator fabric from A’s pencil skirt, some black denim from the stash, and some tan denim also from the stash. When I find nice heavy denim-type fabric on sale for $1-$3/yard, I will buy 5 or 10 yards of it to use for bag linings or bag outer fabrics. It is nice to have it on hand.
When I return home from pattern sales, and we all know that if there is a pattern sale, I am there, I have the girls go through the new patterns and circle the views they like and put their initials on their choices. This way I know without having to ask again if they like this view or that view, or if they don’t like the style at all.
The pockets on the lining are finished with black bands, and I tried using a decorative stitch along the bottom of the binding:
Today I’m going to start putting the whole thing together which goes pretty quickly after all the finicky details are done.