Sometimes I have been known to buy fabric from a fabric shop. Surprised? Yes, I know!
I have often bought fabric and oilcloth from Dotty Brown. Something very classic and vintagey about it with all those polka dots and pastel patterns.
One day I was perusing their website when I read that they were looking for people to send in photos of items they have made from their fabric. Why not, I thought as I hastily looked through my snaps to see what I could find. Here is the project that I sent in:
A little while later Dotty Brown contacted me and asked if I would mind them putting a copy of the photo and details of the refashion up on their website. Go for it, says I!
Here is the link if you want to see the article in its entirety:
As a thank you, I was asked if I would like some of their fabric. Oh yes please! Did anyone say kid in a sweet shop??
I chose two of their cotton fabrics that I thought would go well together. Funnily enough I decided to make another bag(!) Well, honestly, you can never have enough bags, right?
I settled on a pattern from Jodie at the Vintage Ric Rac blog. It says it should take an hour, but it took a little longer than that despite my bag experience!
I was really pleased with the way the bag turned out though!
And I have plenty of the fabric leftover still :)