"Resign yourself, Catherine! Shops must be visited! Money must be spent! Do you think you could bear it?" - Northanger Abbey

Monday, December 19, 2011

Bonnets and Bags -upcycled

I've been busying myself with some little projects while waiting to get some fabric to start my dress.
First off I did some upcycling. Turned a pocket, shirt tail and scraps from a sheet into a bonnet.

Its not quite finished as I need to quilt it. Have only wadded the brim edge so far.

Second item from scraps of a sheet and left over embroidery thread was...a reticule (Regency purse/bag).

Kept it simple
Still got to finish off. Sew two pieces together and add the ribbon handle.

Edit: Decided to do 2 more panels after my finger slipped and I accidentally ordered 72 skiens of embroidery thread. lol! Should keep me occupied for a while. Afterwards...got in mind a beret with some embroidery on the crown.


  1. Your projects look great! I love the plaid bonnet. . .I have such a weakness for plaids. . .and the embroidery on your reticule is exquisite! That is going to be lovely when finished up!

  2. Thanks. Can't stand wasting fabric. And I like a nice plaid as well.
    The embroidery on the reticule was quite fun. Not sure what to line it with/if I should line it. As its going to end up quite bulky with lining but flimsy without.