Diane is fun to sew for because she has a good sense of style and what works for her, but she also likes to experiment. She picked this Amy Butler fabric and wanted a fun skirt made out of it:
We kicked around a bunch of ideas and finally decided on a grey yoke and hem band to frame the fabric, and some slight gathering at the top of the skirt to play with the lines. At the last minute I decided it needed a second hem band and here's how it turned out:
I also tried out a new bag design based on a request from K, who attended the first skirt party. She wanted a clutch with Joel Dewberry's woodgrain fabric. And here it is:
I made two to make sure that I got the technique down. I may keep this one for myself or put it up on Etsy as my shop has been looking a bit bare lately!
All in all, a fun, challenging week! I'm going to finish up working on some other bags this weekend and then next week I'm on to designing a yoked pencil skirt. B picked out some fantastic fabric for these that I'm excited to work with!