That Butterick 5367 black and white bag was a prototype for the real fabric, the owl corduroy shown above. My daughter, M, saw this fabric at JoAnn and bought a yard of it for a tote bag. I have a length of hot pink decorator fabric to use for the lining, so it should make a really cute bag. I am going to have to work hard to fit the pieces on only 1 yard of fabric, though, since that is all there is, but I think it can be done.
I’m also working on a top using the pattern shown below. I am still in the ‘trace the pattern and do the fitting changes’ stage, but I have read the instruction sheet and the construction looks quick and easy.Also in the works is this skirt for A. I have some nice drapey grey fabric that I will use to try this pattern. I first heard about this pattern on the A Dress A Day blog (http://www.dressaday.com/), so I decided to try it. I like skirts with a yoke top because they don’t have a lot of dart sewing involved. I find dart sewing tedious, I am sorry to say.
It’s way too hot today to go outside, so I am on my way back to the sewing room to finish tracing the top pattern.