Sunday, 20 March 2016

Beach Outfit

Elderflower lemonade.
Paid for my stay solely using paypal funds! Didn't go to any pubs or restaurants, just a lot of walking. The beach is 7 miles long.
Friend bought me this starfish quilting cotton fabric from the local drapers, so I guess that doesn't count towards my spend/use monitoring, even though I chose it! It is 1.5 metres so enough for a Hawaiian blouse.  
Dog amongst shells. His human was launching a ball and let me take a photo of the sheer concentration!  7 mile long beach, walked both sides (Buscombe, Poole / Sandbanks) there and back.
This cutie lives in the pine walk towards the beach. Felt guilty I didn't have any snacks for him.
I picked up some oilcloth from the Cath Kidston shop for 1/2 price. Handbag project from the new Cath Kidston 'Sewing Book', which is really a small tote. I lined it in chiffon (from a swap) which I overlocked with a tiny zigzag & trimmed. I sewed to the outer rather than attaching as a seam and reversing because of the different weights of fabric. I tacked the fold-over and bag handles to the bag with fabric glue before sewing which definitely helped and avoided pin punctures.  Leather needle. The surface sticks to the machine so I had to sew slowly, I see that tissue paper works for this but once I changed to the leather needle it was ok. I love the practicality of oilcloth.
Waterproof almost!

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