I was chosen to participate in the Oakshott Tote challenge by Kristin of Sew Mama Sew.
She sent me a pack of Oakshott Lipari to work with. *swoon*
This fabric is beyond dreamy. I may have stroked it a bit before deciding what to sew. Gah. It is THAT pretty.
I really thought out my design before jumping in. I knew I wanted a triangle shaped pocket on the front and a circle cut-out (like this) on the back.
I drafted a pattern and got hoppin’. This is what I made.
I wanted to really show off the beautiful fabrics, so I kept the patchwork simple. I used so many of the colors because I love them all. There is this beautiful muted metallic sheen to them that I just want to drape myself in. And the weight of the fabric is quite lovely to work with too.
I made the piping out of two different greens in the pack, to really highlight the edges of that triangle pocket.
These are the colors I used for the front.
And these I used for the back.
Here’s a closeup of that circle. It reminds me of a penny that is half new and half worn.
I used four different colors for the straps. And there is a pocket inside, on the lining.
Huge thanks to Sew Mama Sew and Oakshott Fabrics for including me.
Check out the other challengers:
Teresa of Dandelion Drift
Jennifer of Sewplicity
Megan of Monkey Beans
Erin of Seamstress Erin