Friday, 28 March 2008

Late summer in the city

I finished the bag I vowed to myself I would make over the Easter break:My new bag is being modelled by my daughter who is young, slim & beautiful (a leap of logic would surely make you wonder if perhaps I am old, fat & ugly?! Don't you love the mystery & anonymity of the Internet!). The pattern is 'Ready for an Outing' by Melanie Hurlston of Melly & Me fame. It was published in Australian Country Threads Volume 7 No 9. The fabric is mostly 'Summer in the City' by Urban Chiks (Moda). I wasn't able to find the linen webbing required by the pattern for the handles, so I had to improvise & make my own. I added some hand stitching just to jazz them up a little! Great pattern - I love the shape & size of this bag. And I reckon anything made with these fabrics would be cute!

12 comments:

  1. wow the bag is just beautiful
    my dd's would love this bag!
    great fabric choices!
    Kathie

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  2. Love your new bag! It looks great!
    Now I have to go digging in my mags to see if I can find the issue!

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  3. Georgous Georgous bag and fabrics...I will look for the mag - did you see my new Autumn bag I made over Easter??

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  4. Yes Bloom you may be older then your daughter but I can vouch for you certainly not being fat and ugly.
    You are beautiful just like your bag...... Now is that kind and gushy enough.
    I love those fabrics and it does look like a great size.

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  5. Old, fat and ugly.........I don't remember that when I met you.......

    the bag looks great some different colours for you........

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  6. I love the bag, such a great design, nice and big.

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  7. oh, this bag is wonderful!!! I want to sew it later, I love the austr, Projekt too!!!
    alda

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  8. Great bag! I love the size and style - I guess I will have to find that pattern somewhere!

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  9. What a great bag. Summer in the City is my favorite line!

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  10. Lovely bag - very nice choice of fabrics.

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  11. Love your Bag - will have to dig out this pattern & make one for myself!

    I really love the fabrics you chose. Hmmm another project for the "to do list".

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  12. Gorgeous bag, very young, cute and funky. Is it for you or has your daughter already taken possession??
    Cathyx

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