So to spend a whole night last night relaxing and sewing was a rare treat. I made something, and it wasn't for the shop or for someone else. It was for me.
Pattern: Cute as a Button Vintage Clutch by Kara Smith from "Meet Me At Mikes - 26 Fun and Crafty Projects"
Materials: A variety of screenprinted linen blends from Lara Cameron via Ink and Spindle and a vintage button from my collection.
Alterations: I used heavyweight interfacing instead of mediumweight, mainly because it's what I had on hand, but also because I wanted a stiffer clutch. It worked out well, even if it was a little hard getting it to turn inside out.
Notes: There are some who believe that "good" fabric shouldn't be used as lining, where you won't be able to see it. I am not one of those people, and I know I'll see the lining everytime I open it.
I'll be using this clutch for the first time this Friday, where I'll be taking my life back for another night so that I can see a band with a friend or two. There will be music, good food, great company and gin, baby.
So, what's next on the list of projects from this fantastic book? I have the fabric already picked out.
But I'm not allowing myself to start it until I've written three job applications and gotten this week's big work deadline out the way. I'll be champing at the bit until then.