I’m sure this is no surprise to you, but I’m a bit of a fan of Bonnie Christine’s fabric line, winged. I’ve sewn a maxi skirt with her knit fabric (here) and a tank top with some quilters cotton (here), and today I have the cutest little tote to share with you while I’m taking part in the Winged Blog Tour!
The last time I sewed a poolside tote, I popped over to instagram to get some inspiration. I saw a few small versions of the bag and knew I wanted to give it a try eventually. Well, when I got my hands on some more winged fabric, I knew it needed to become a cute little tote for my niece.
I’m not the most tech savvy, so I asked Josh to show me how to shrink down a pdf pattern, and it is actually pretty easy. You just hit your print button, click on the poster tab, and then type in the percentage you want the pattern to print out as. I had asked around, and 75% seamed like a good number. And it worked…woot!
All of Bonnie’s fabrics paired up nicely with some leftover linen I had in my stash. I love how each of the winged fabrics compliments each other without being matchy matchy.
So here’s the sewing breakdown!
Pattern :: Poolside Tote, shrunk down and printed at 75%
Make sure to take a look at the rest of the blog tour. Bonnie is rounding up the posts over on her blog, Going Home to Roost. Yesterday, Jessica, from Snickerdoodle Stew made the cutest dress for her girl, and I can’t wait to see what Jennie and Clara make tomorrow over at Clover and Violet!