I'm not going to bore you with loads of photos of stash, and believe me, I got STASH! I got some fabric bargains and lots and lots of beads. Oh yes, I've moved into a whole new realm, more about that in posts to come.
Does it look a funny shape? Well that's just the camera angle and then I turned the picture round. What do you think to that delicious linen? I don't even know where I got it. It was bought in my first fabric-buying-frenzy when I first learnt to sew. The buttons match the lining:
I changed a few things this time. I sewed the handles between the lining and the outer and think it looks better. I also didn't bother playing with the pleats on the pattern and instead added my own - 3 double pleats in the middle and a single pleat on each end. I pinned it up on one piece, then matched it to the other piece and I'm really pleased with it. The pattern comes from the brilliant Made by Rae blog. It's free for personal use but you have to pay for it if you want to sell them.
That's a picture of the pleat pinning process in case you didn't get it!
This is my project for the One Thing One Week challenge at Amy's blog.