Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day - Too Busy to Post!

But here's a little preview of what I've been working on. My niece spotted a jeans purse at a craft fair with Auburn details, so I figured I could make that myself. This won't be Auburn, but I have 2 belts that coordinate, so she can change the look up if she wants. The color in the second picture is the true color - it's not red.

I got the okay for the fuschia lining from my SIL first, because I don't know what girls are carrying these days, but she said hot pink was in, so this is the leftover fabric from my vintage Butterick dress I wore to a breast cancer benefit.

I looked at EVERY image of "jeans purse" on the internet this weekend, and this is the strap I like - I sewed the wrong sides of the silk shantung to a strip of denim and turned them inside out with the plan to do some topstitching and sew them in the ends of the purse tomorrow, hopefully.

So when I finish that, I'll get back to that 70's dress I was so excited about...and then the baby clothes! Hope y'all had a great weekend. I supervised Drew cooking steaks for Father's Day dinner and Lucas setting an elaborate table complete with "silk" napkins (they're cotton, but if they're not paper he apparently thinks they're silk) and tall candles. He actually wanted to use the real silver, but I talked him out of it because I haven't polished it lately. Fancy, schmancy! (Drew told Dean that he would take responsibility for the steaks, but he had nothing to do with the candles.)


Pammie said...

Oh! I can't wait to see the purse - yes, have to get ready for football season in Auburn:). . . How creative!!

Liba said...

OHH It's gonna be SO cute! She is going to LOVE it!

Sister said...

Welllllll, we'll see - I hope so!