[caption id="attachment_38" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Here is Genny, my faithful canine companion, manning the power cables!"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_39" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Here is the market bag, almost finished!!!"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_40" align="alignleft" width="112" caption="This is the finished Market Bag with it's smart shoulder strap!"][/caption]
On Thursday I had to teach a class at Nancy's Sewing Basket, and I also needed to finish a sample of the market bag for them. I have to say that 20 years ago when I arrived in Seattle, Nancy's was the first fabric store that I went to. Nancy has many treasures all over her store. Then, she had to open the ribbon room. I died and went to heaven. They have all these things with the word "vintage" attached to it. You know, buttons and ribbon, and flower making stuff. I have to be very careful when I walk in there, so that I do not buy too much. The materials we picked for the market bag were fabulous. Designer denim, yummy! I had a student that had made the market bag in denim, and it was really cool. What I love is the fabric that we picked for the side embellishment. Usually I use 3 different fabrics that coordinate together, but with this HUGE designer print in fresh, just picked colors, I cut the strips and put them in an order so that was not in order, and that you can see the individual pieces. Then I did my thing and made it come together. I think it turned out very nice. And, a big plus, it was the first day to sew outside. Yes, all you sewing divas, I sew outside in the sun
[caption id="attachment_36" align="alignleft" width="112" caption="Here are the embellishment panels reassembled, ready for topstitching>"][/caption]
. Multi-task and get a little color while I work. Really,....does it get any better then that!!! Take a look at the pictures and see for yourself!!! Tomorrow I will have the full report on Megan's dress. I am soooo happy to say that it is done. If you want the pattern, click http:/// . Have a great week!