Earlier this month I continued on the pouch making project and made some travel bags for shoes. I'm trying to use less plastic bags so these are a great solution. I used some leftover material from a coat I made a few years ago. It's a tightly woven polyester with a cool trompe l'oeil knit print.
Ok, so I made a dressing gown. I guess you could call it a bathrobe or just a robe but dressing gown sounds better. It makes me feel I could possibly have something in common with Lady Mary Crawley. Last week I tried something I rarely do, make a piece of clothing without a pattern. The result, this kimono style dressing gown. The fabric is a gift from my mother, she occasionally gives me random pieces of fabric. She assumes that if it's colourful, I'll love it. Don't get me wrong, I really appreciate her generosity but I wasn't quit feelin' the colours of the floral print. Now that the garment is finished however, it seems to work. I've already decided that I'm going to make a shorter, narrower version and wear it as a jacket.
My list of D.I.Y. projects is endless, there's so many things I want to do but I have difficulty finding the time to make them. Yesterday I finally started on a smaller project I've wanted to do for a while, pouches made from left over fabric bits. Being a bit of a organisation freak, I always need ways to compartmentalize my things when I travel. The pouches I've been using are quit worn out, some of them I made in 8th grade! The cotton fabric is left overs from a few years back when I made skirt. I loved the feather print so much I couldn't throw away the scrap bits. I also found some linen bits in my stash of fabric bits and used it as lining. Now that I've gotten started, I think I'll make more pouches!