Monday, 30 November 2015

All done Tartan #10

My 'all done' posts feature a little round up of everything I have made from one piece of fabric. I am not a hoarder, I like to see everything all used up then I can enjoy buying, accepting and choosing new fabrics instead of always looking at the same patterns.



I have been collecting for this bag for a while now. Bits of tweed, wool and thicker fabrics here and there but had yet to find the right colour combinations. However, the last scraps of the two kilt skirts finally brought it all together. 


The pattern is from Patch by Cath Kidston

One outdated skirt and another too long skirt is the same as...

  

One sassy kilt plus one smart skirt

                           

add one winter handbag plus one pressie messenger bag.

 

 add one girls pinafore for the daughter of the mum who gave me the kilts in the first place... (keeping up??)



Which is your favourite make?

PS. In the end, with a little pooling of resources, the four members of my sewing group all made a messenger bag. There were grey, brown and green toned bags but we all found the fabric we needed from each other and really felt ours looked just as good as the one in the book.


 

 

Here are three of them I managed to get photos of.

Thanks for stopping by. 
Jo xxxx








20 comments:

  1. Jo, your bag is lovely, good idea of pooling resource with your friends anything to use as much of the fabric as possible.

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  2. Wow, this is really using up the fabric. Your bag, and your friends' bags look lovely! Great skirts, and your friends daughter must have been very happy too! Barbara xx

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  3. Incredible makes. I love the bags, I have that CK book its about time I revisited it. Take care.

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  4. To my shame I have had that book since it was first published and have not made anything. All of your makes are good but I really like the little handbag with a quilt pin, very striking.

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  5. Hi Jo, did you get my email I sent on Saturday as you're a winner in my giveaway? Can you email me at betsymakes@gmail.com and I will forward the voucher code to you.
    Amazing tartan makes! Sam xx

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  6. Well the bags are a huge success aren't they? Also love the shortened skirt and the dress you made for the donators daughter. Amazing that there was so much fabric in that skirt! Also, I enjoy wearing long skirts but I can really see that they overwhelmed you. Now though, they are a perfect length for you and are flattering and look stylish on you. Many people would have just cast off the skirts as not wearable. So long as they ended up where someone else used them, that would be okay but I don't think that always happens. You made them look not just wearable but really nice. (Plaid is in right now too).

    It's really good that you used up the left over fabric, as that would have been a waste otherwise too. I think you have done really well in re-cycling/up-cycling and actually you have made me think! I really like all the bags, I think the one with the pin in looks great - very professional too. In order to match the colours I tend to wear, I would probably choose to wear the other one though.

    I have made bags from an old curtain and some sort of fabric table mats I got from the charity shop and I must admit I do love them. It's a satisfying thing! I plan to make an eco shopping bag that is nice and roomy and with the sort of handles that carrier bags have (thick and chunky). When you make things that you use from day to day (e-book covers, mobile phone cosies, bags etc.) as well as accessories and clothes, it is very pleasing and rewarding.

    Anyway, in my rambly way what I am saying is well done, and I love what you made and that you shared them with us. And well done for winning Betsy makes giveaway too!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, I just love to make stuff really - that's me, glad you like making too. x

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  7. You've made great use of the tartan skirts. I love all you've made from them.

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  8. Everything is brilliant! You are amazing the way you can take a ginormous skirt and make it into trendy apparel and a bag, you are my sewing idol.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. WOW no one has ever said that before - I feel all warm inside! x

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  9. If there is something I must do next year, it will be to start sewing . I have so much fabric I'd love to use. You are such a brilliant seamstress. Have a lovely week

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  10. Clever you...hemming that kilt and getting it straight must have been a mare! Something I definitely would not have the patience for. Your latest bag is fab and very professional, love the pinafore also, hope your friend's daughter did too.

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  11. Great job! I love them all, but I think the "smart skirt" is my favorite, the shape is just perfect and it looks SO good on you.

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  12. I love your skirts and bags made of this wonderful fabric with Scottish pattern! Dress is absolutely beautiful!

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  13. Love all the makes you have done, really like both the kilt and the skirt.xx

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  14. These messenger bags are fab Jo! The pattern matching on the girls dress is astonishing, I am in awe of your skills. x

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  15. Fantastic Jo!!! How wonderful, you are a sewing marvel. I love your all done posts and seeing how you used all of the fabric. xx

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  16. It is fun and inspiring to see all you have made from the material, Jo! I can't pick a favorite, but I think your initial decision to shorten the skirts was brilliant! xx

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  17. Those bags are beautiful, I like them a lot. And they each have their own unique style with the different colours and patterns.

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