Here's my canvas Birdie Sling that I finished up last week. I think that it looks beachier than the pink/brown one, but whatever my friend wants - that's what she gets! Who gets this one? Not sure. It may make its way out to the Eastern Shore in MD.
|In all its huge-ness!|
I also stopped by Old Navy on Friday to grab some $2 tank tops (my summer wardrobe staple) and I ended up grabbing a couple other things, as well (falling prey, no doubt, to their nefarious marketing ploy). I found this XXL dress with a broken zipper for $3.20. And I thought to myself - "self, you should make that into a cute skirt."
And so I did.
Can't find yardage at that price and it was fully lined with a soft cotton! I think the straps crossed in the back, so the photo above doesn't show just how much fabric there was. There was a small shirred panel at the back, as well. I based it on Anna's skirt tutorial. Even with the double fabric (lining and main) for the waistband, I decided to use the interfacing as well and it lends a little more structure. I really like!
I also pulled out my Block-a-palooza blocks to give them another chance. I starched them and ironed the heck out of them (they were a bit crumpled and rumpled after my first sad attempt at finishing the quilt). And now I'm giving them the good ole Type B treatment. That's right - I'm sashing them in two different colors. Why? Because I didn't have enough grunge fabric in either color to sash it all and I had already linked together two sets of four and I didn't want to do any more seam ripping. Classic.
Finishing up July TwitterB blocks today!