Okay, so I haven't posted in so long, they've totally gone and changed the interface on me. On the odd chance that I might still have a reader or two (you know, besides my mom and my husband who always tells me that I haven't updated my blog in over a year), I thought I'd post pictures of this awesome new purse that I just finished making yesterday. It's the "Bag" from The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook
. I did the variation with the bow. I don't know whether you can see or not, but there are nice roomy pockets on either side. I put similar pockets on the inside. Inside there are also other pockets on the front and back linings.
I love the lining fabric. You can click either photo to "embiggen". It took me about three days of work, off and on, to cut it all out and get it all sewn. I am very happy with it and absolutely love it. It seems comfortable to carry though I haven't had the chance to carry it around for a couple of hours at a time yet. We'll see how comfortable it is then :-) But I love the color and the material was easy to work with. Oh, the purple material is a faux suede and the color in the first picture is fairly accurate (purples are sadly hard to really capture accurately with a digital camera); it is a bit on the redder side of royal purple. The lining is cotton. It's all washable, which is wonderful for someone who carries a bag around until it falls apart :-)
Although, I had so much fun doing this one, I may have to make another bag of some sort very soon. I do plan on making little cosmetic bags to organize all my stuff inside the purse that doesn't quite fit into the pockets. Maybe a vinyl lined one to carry a fountain pen or two (so accidental leaking won't destroy my beloved bag).
Labels: Bags, sewing