Who doesn't want fake green snakeskin accessories?
This fabric ( a synthetic vinyl) was another of those "I have to have some of that" purchases. I was originally thinking of making a jacket out of it, but then I realised I don't like wearing jackets out of vinyl fabric, they're just not that comfortable. So instead the fabric just sat at the bottom of the stash for a couple of years.
But then I was looking for some fabric to make a new pair of shoes out of - and well what better than this fake snake skin in lime green. And I have to say I love these shoes. They are not the best shaped shoes that I've made, but they are close.
One day I will have this shoe patterns down perfectly, hopefully next time. But in the mean time I'm going to enjoy wearing these shoes everwhere.
Once my shoes were done I knew that I had to continue - that last wallet I made didn't turn out that great - my cards keep falling out of it, so I decided it was time to make a new wallet too. It took me two attempts to get the inside cards slots to work correctly, but I got there in the end and I am in love with this wallet. It's perfect in every way.
Last but not least was a small shoulder bag. I made two major mistakes when making this. The first was sewing the strap inside out and then trying to turn it. I was able to do it eventually, but it wasn't easy. The second was the flap over the front, I was making up the pattern on the fly and I forgot to account for the width to cover the top of the bag, before tapering to the point. so the flap doesn't entirely cover the bag opening. Oh well it'll still work ok. I put a zipper pocket inside the bag to keep any valuables in at least.