Sewing for a cause: evening collection

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.

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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

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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.

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