Having made a host of daytime bags for my nominated charities, I thought the time had come to make an evening collection. I fossicked through my stash for some eveningy fabric and Gabi donated two Hermes scarves for the linings – gasp.
I think by the time I took this photo one had been sold, but you can get a pretty good idea of how they look and how well Gabi has styled them on the shelf
In addition to the ones in the shop I’ve made a few for the family. Some of the fabric I bought at the local church fete – I managed to buy quite a bit of silk taffeta in purple and gold for $5, which is a bargain. I didn’t know what I was going to do with it when I bought it, I was simply drawn to the colours. Now I wish I’d bought more. Gabi also gave me a dress to shorten and I used the section which I cut off, which is a beautiful midnight blue silk.
The whole display is beginning to look really good. Gabi managed to sell 4 of the bags in a week, which apparently is pretty good going, but I would prefer to have sold all of them :). Anyway, I have my first donation organised now.
3 thoughts on “Sewing for a cause: evening collection”
These look lovely with the pretty lining peeking out
the bags look beautiful on display. Love the lining!!!
These look great Sue, love how they are neutral colors with vibrant lining, great combo!