This one was great fun to make. I had a request for a red tone bag. I didn't have much for red fabric that caught my attention... until I noticed this red plaid shirt. Perfect! Then I found a flowered shirt and then ... oh my... I found a red corduroy little girls dress. They all went together perfectly!
It took a little longer to cut out the pattern pieces and think how it could all work together, but this is the final result ~ Sorry for the bad photo quality, but it's late and the sun has long since gone down.
Update ~ here are some details. This tote is in the mail already, so I can blog more about it.
It was made for a cousin who has a love of nature in her bones and did some time tree planting... I assumed she has wore some plaid in her lifetime. I know her man has!
The flower was for some girl power and to take time to smell the roses, so to speak.
The corduroy material was from a little girls dress, and they have one of those too!
The dragonfly was her personal request, so I appliqued it on with gold thread to symbolize how precious she is in God's eyes. Also a reminder to enjoy all those golden life moments.
I think it turned out very functional and pretty too....like most of us women right?!