Friday, 14 June 2013

Le Challenge 3: Maritime



I knew exactly what I wanted to achieve with this challenge, because I have long lusted after the Mayor's anchor jacket from Jaws, and wanted to make a blazer in a similar fabric. I know it looks crazily 1970s, but love is blind, and also have recently seen it reincarnated as a cool Tommy Hilfiger skirt , so it must be okay, non?

Unfortunately though, I ran out of time and money for acres of blazer fabric, so I have had to put this aside for another time. Instead, I created a cute martime laundry bag:
I have done a bit of hand embroidery on the front :


I added in a bias binding trim with a faux-naif running stitch:
And a red and white polka dot drawstring:
It would make a sweet swimming or beach bag too. 

To see what everyone else got up to, see the Le Challenge link top right.

Love Mrs Jones x

18 comments:

  1. I love it! Very chic laundry bag! Great embroidery.
    I do hope you get to make that jacket, I think it would be awesome... I want one now!

    p.s. please could you turn off word verification and turn off anonymous comments instead as a way of stopping spam?

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  2. A great embroidery bag! You should not have showed me that Tommy Hifliger skirt - I want one now (well probably have to make it considering the price)! Thanks for participating... And I can see Lucy is on your case about word verification... she does hate that thing!

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  3. Cute embroidery. Love the little buttons!

    p.s. don't want to get on your case after Lucy already has but do you know that you are a no-reply blogger? Thanks for sweet comment on my post though. :)

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  4. lovely :-) I love your embroidery and the bais binding trim - perfect!

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  5. I have changed my word verification to 'off' now but what does a no reply blogger mean ? Thanks Emma

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  6. I never saw Jaws ( I was worried it would be too scary) but that Mayors suit is really cool!! Your anchor embroidery is really sweet and really gives your bag the perfect maritime feel.

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  7. Ive never noticed the jacket, and I've lost count how many times I saw the film! Lovely bag

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  8. That's some very neat embroidery, and such a useful bag.

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  9. What a lovely bag! Love the buttons :)

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  10. That's pretty cute! Love the tiny buttons.

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  11. So cute, love embroidery!

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  12. I love the blazer and have seen many outfits using that style of fabric lately so I say go for it! And your laundry bag is too cute!!

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