I’ve been slow this year to get excited for Christmas. Normally I’d have been sewing away – making pressies and decorations. But work’s been pretty stressful and I haven’t have much motivation. That all changed last night.
We’ve been struggling to think up ideas of Christmas pressies for G.’s two nieces . But I think we’ve hit upon a winner: the Buttercup Bag from Made-By-Rae. It’s a super easy (free) pattern to assemble and sew. And the only thing I had to buy for them was the metallic snaps. Because it requires so little fabric, I was able to find some some fantastic combos in my stash which I thought would be perfect.
For the youngest (6 years old) I used the last scraps of rainbow colored zebras from my Maritime shorts for the outside of the purse and lined it with a lilac and white poka dot print. I have to say I think this bag is so damn cute.
For the oldest I used some turquoise/teal baby cord combined with a really pretty floral lawn (left overs from a skirt and dress I made years ago). I decided to add a little embellishment: using self made piping and self covered buttons from the lining. While it’s not a cute as the other one, I hope it’s more suited to an 11 year old’s tastes.