Yay, I made myself a new handbag, which is from Grand Revival's Flea Market Bag pattern, below. I made the small size with shoulder bag length straps and the optional petal ties.
It replaces this sad old grubby thing made from the same pattern probably about three years ago, using fabric left over from blinds that were made for our bedroom window. Dear bag, what a good bag you have been. Time to rest.
Fabrics are an Anna Maria Horner quilting cotton remnant I bought with this in mind maybe a year ago, and some Heather Ross moons which I adore and had left over from my quilt last year. I used some sturdy iron-on interfacing on the outer fabric which is making it feel a little crisp now but I'm sure will soften up with use.
Button is a single beauty from my stash acquired during a brief eBay-old-button-frenzy.
I made the inner pocket larger and put a zip in, so that I don't have, you know, Ladies' Things falling out all over the place.
I've never done a zip pocket before and just improvised, sewing the zip into a cutout I made like this:
|look at those happy little moons|
New handbag came to school sports day today. I particularly like this photo of Charlie.
Doesn't it look like he is quietly summoning strength as the only red team member in view? Ommmmm....
(We didn't win but much fun was had by all.)
- Jane x