|My super cute suit bag.|
Since we are a small company, we tend to work all the time. Yesterday I played hookie.
I have a commission project that a project for but the yarn I ordered for it still has not arrived. Th project is a felted knit purse. I went scouring thrift shops to find a sweater I could either take apart for yarn or another wool item that I could felt and sew. I found a couple possibilities but they were in the washer felting....slowly. My washer is much too gentle to shrink a lambs wool sweater in one try. Ugh!
So while I was waiting I decided to test out the sewing pattern on another felted piece. The jacket was originally a womens size 2x blazer. Now, it would likely fit a grade schooler.
|The jacket minus the sleeves I just cut off.|
|I laid the pattern over the pocket and adjusted the height of the pattern to fit .|
|Really love the idea of the pocket. Nice and deep.|
The straps are fun and inspired by those paper chains I loved to make as a kid.
|Buttonhole stitch to finish the top edge for fun.|
|Chain strap is really comfy.|
|Phone fits in pocket - it is deeper than shown.|
Fun creative day and I definitely want to make more. So if you have any wool suits or suit sets, send them my way. I'm thinking I will give in to my creative juices more often this spring.