This summer my parents made a trip to Mexico to visit my little sister, who is currently living there. I asked for some colourful fabrics as a souvenir and here's what they brought me. Fabulous, huh? I just love the vibrant colours and patterns on these.
I chose the fabric on the left for my first project. It wasn't the easiest fabric to work with as the weave is quite loose. There wasn't any material info, but I believe it could be at least part agave fibre. I was also scared to pull the embroidery threads loose, as they kept getting stuck on my nails and pretty much everything.
I chose a pattern from one of my 50's sewing magazines. I wanted to play with the positioning of the stripes and this one fit the bill.
I'm quite happy with the result, despite the difficulties I had with the super fraying and wiggling fabric. It's not a sale piece so it doesn't matter too much.