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All matched up for when I have to go out and about this summer.

I did it! Yes, I did! I made a skirt with a matching handbag and a matching mask.

I had been thinking about it since the start of the pandemic. I kept imagining that if I were a designer, I would come up with masks to match everything. Well, I am my own designer.

All the materials I had on hand, so no going out!

The cotton fabric, from Stonemountain and Daughter in Berkeley, was sitting around waiting for a project. The skirt pattern is a simple a-line by Simplicity. Funny, I’ve used this pattern before but not the same way twice. For me, simple patterns are becoming like recipes – a place to start, but I end up doing my own thing.

I had the bamboo handles for another project that didn’t work out. I just cut the fabric size I wanted for a handbag and stitched it, but I used the reverse side of the fabric to mix it up a bit. For the mask I used a pattern by Sew Becoming.

I’ve made a couple of matching skirts and handbags so adding a mask was the next step.

It’s possible that masks are going to be around for quite a while, let’s make them fashionable and  fun!

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I did! Last year I went on a sewing spree instead of a shopping spree. Inspired to learn basic construction of clothing and to add my own creations to my wardrobe, I made a dress, a pair of pants, a skirt, and a cape. I have to say that it’s really satisfying to sport something I have made myself. Additionally, I realized how much skill and talent it takes to put together a quality garment. Skills that, sadly, we just don’t learn anymore in this country.

Now I have a new appreciation for those people out there in the world who are making our clothes.

 

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