Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mama's got a brand new bag

My mom sewed everything in the world, back in the day.
She loved it, she was good at it and there was nothing she couldn't do; be it cheerleader uniforms, ballet costumes, formal gowns, Halloween costumes, quilts, you name it. Her things were well made and fashionable so I didn't even know "did someone make that for you?" could be anything but a positive question. Heck, Mom could look at a dress at a store then go home and make it without a pattern.
Since then she has dabbled and excelled in other interests: photography, drafting, painting . . .while the sewing machine no longer calls her name, she had a bounce back recently, thanks to me, perhaps.
While scouting the department store's place mat inventory for
my organizers, she found pretty Ralph Lauren prints and made an overnight bag, make-up bag and tote for flat iron and blow dryer from place mats! She's still got mad skills, I tell ya.



Messenger bag, with interior pockets shown below


Make-up bag with pockets sized for specific products
Tote sized for flat iron, blow dryer and travel mirror








3 comments:

elizabeth said...

0mg...love the plaid!

Louisiana Momma said...

awesome love those bags!! My mom is an excellent seamstress.. and much like your mom - she hadn't sewn in years.. until I enlisted her help to make a skirt.. since then she bought a new machine and has been sewing like made.. clothes for the kids.. blankets etc..

Skitzo Leezra said...

Plaid is my favorite color, E!
La Mom - my mom told me that sewing for tots with no hips or curves is a lot easier and faster!