I'm a big lover of linen - it's all natural, very strong, and easy to wear. I got my swap fabric from Jenn at A Jennuine Life. I don't know if she looked at my blog/sewing stuff before she sent the fabric, but she chose a color palette that I absolutely love!
The print is a linen/cotton blend from Westminster by Amy Butler in her Hapi line. I love the boldness! The solids were a beautiful complement.
The fabric screamed "make me a bag...", so I did!
I used a child's bag pattern from Ruby Jean's Closet - the Ready Set Go Overnighter. It's a perfect size for kid-size stuff, and for the kid to actually carry it herself.
The other linen pieces met their destiny as a dress for my kid - I used my much-used and much-loved Tinny pattern by Straightgrain. I think this is the 4th I've made, but sadly my little girl is growing too fast; I had to size up to the size 5. I'm still in denial.....
I changed up this pattern a bit as well - I added the lighter color pink inset in the bodice, piped with some cotton couture in teal. I (obviously!) added a contrast bow at the waist. Instead of gathering the skirt, I made pleats - pleats that will probably last an hour or so in the linen, but I love the look nonetheless.
Straightgrain, I actually have the ability to insert an invisible zipper and have it be invisible!!
Thanks to Skirt Fixation for asking me to participate - it was really fun!!