I have the cotton shirting washed and ready for my next shirt attempt for Pat. I am holding off on cutting until I talk to Frank about the best way to increase the length of the collar band.
In the meantime I have this urge to do crafty stuff. I picked up a very cute sewing kit pattern by Straight Stitch Society. I know, I just made a sewing kit. I know. But once you start playing with quilting cottons it is hard to resist. The pattern is called Apples to Oranges.
This is a fast sew. I used fusible batting instead of regular batting because I had it on hand. Otherwise I followed the instructions. I made the apple kit without the needle pad. They also have a pattern for an orange which is sweet. I am filled with the urge to make these for end of the year gifts for the teachers. I am sure that after I make one more that urge will be in the toilet. When I do make it again I will add batting on the lining of the zip side of the apple, to give it a bit more structure. It is a bit wimpy compared to the pin cushion side.