Happy Mother's Day!
A few months ago, when I was doing the big studio cleanout, I came across a pattern that had some fabric tucked into it. It was an old pattern - dare I say vintage? Is a publication date of 1978 vintage? I think it might be. I pulled everything out to have a look:
This is the fabric that my mom used to decorate my room when I was little. Apparently it was bedsheets. She made pleated floor to ceiling curtains, as well as a bedspread out of it. That pink stripe along the bottom was the colour she painted the room, then she used bright yellow enamel to paint my bed frame and dresser. It was 1973 and I was the only girl. She went to town. It was great.
So when I came across these bag pieces, I thought they would make the perfect little Mother's Day present - a little bit of nostalgia and a bit of a hoot.
Project 11 - Mother's Day
The bag was supposed to be unlined, with the zipper inserted underneath a faced opening. With 30 additional years of experience, I knew it needed a lining, so I constucted it following the directions, but substituting a full lining instead of a facing:
The gaping maw. It looks really big, but it isn't. It's just big enough to hold the two skeins of yarn I tucked into it before I sent it off to my mom. As you can see, I didn't think about centering the fabric when I cut this out 30 years ago. Oh well.
Have a great day.