I've been sewing a lot this week. Late last week while at the fabric store I came across the cutest crab and starfish print cotton that I thought would make up sooo cute into a shirt for the girls this summer. I chose Simplicity 2986 and made up this pink shirt to test the pattern. It came out so stinkin cute! The only thing that I'm planning on changing is the bodice. I think I'll use the smaller size for the bodice. There are a few variations for this top including a dress which my oldest daughter really wants. After finishing this shirt, I went out and bought 6 different co-ordinating sear sucker cottons to make them more of these. Next up though will be the crab and starfish print!
I found a great tutorial for making a good wallet online last night. I've been wanting a bigger wallet than the one that I've been using, but I knew I would be making one. I really liked this pattern so I gave it a try. I used cottons for the inside. I just love the undies print! And, I found some purple wool from an old blazer that I used for the outside. It fits all my stuff and there is plenty of room for more. The only modification I did to the pattern was to add the pencil holder in the center.
I still had a chunk of the undies print leftover from the wallet. I wanted to do something with it. So, I decided to make some more project bags. I just love these things. They are super simple and totally practical. I made a bunch of these this last Christmas to wrap our gifts in. They never did make it into the Christmas boxes when Christmas was over though. They have been used for so many things around the house. But, I'm getting a little tired of seeing Santa and snowmen all over the house. I made a few of them in some random leftover fabrics. I will be making a few more to take to my mom when I see her next week.