Instead of making Christmas presents (which was the plan) I made myself a bag. Like the cotton voile I made the crop top out of, I had a little bit of steel grey nappa leather saved to make something for myself. And when I saw the leather next to the cotton voile I decided that I just had to have a bag to go with it.
Leather and hardware from Lapco and the lining is from The Fabric Store which I used to make my crop top and dress.
I bought this gorgeous cotton voile from The Fabric Store last year. Since then I have been saving it until I found a worthy pattern. Enter Yoshiko Tsukiori and her ‘Stylish Dress Book‘.
These two garments are made from the ‘Box Dress with Boat Neck’ pattern (minus the pockets) gracing the front cover of this book. I first made this dress in a tartan cotton as a practice run. When I did make it up in the cotton voile I altered the neckline, added french seams and used binding around the neckline instead of facing. Now, all I need to do is make a slip so I can wear my dress out!