Saturday, September 20, 2008

It's in the bag

Today Livebird kindly took me to Darn Cheap Fabrics, leading me to wonder why I hadn't been before as it was full of textiley goodness. I was a bit restrained and only bought some lovely silk satin to make a scarf, and some even nicer light silk-cotton mix that I intend to make into Butterick 5209 Retro '47.

I also bought some orange poplin, black strapping and heavy interfacing to make a bag to take on my trip (15 sleeps!).

It is made of grey denim, the aforementioned orange poplin, and some lovely mexican papel picado patchwork fabric from my stash.

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It has a handy hidden pocket that sits against the body (I'm going to some places reknown for pickpocketing). I wanted to be able to carry my little Acer One (it's in the little piped case below), iPod, phone and that sort of thing. I made the lining orange, because my usual black lining makes it really hard to find things.

6 comments:

kitty said...

I love the bag! As you well know, orange and grey is one of my fave colour combos. And I neeeeeed that cotton silk! I want two dresses and a blouse in it.

Sarah said...

Is view B of that pattern a faux-halter? How confusing! :)
I love your bag and am jealous of all your travelling.

moggy said...

Sarah, it is actually a real halter - the non-halter version sort of 'fills in' the bare back and sleeves. Confusing, for sure!

neighbourhood.gal said...

Fabulous bag! I love brightly coloured or lively patterned linings for bags.

delamare said...

What a lovely bag - you are clever! (PS You have a niece who is lusting after such a bag for school ... she kept picking up similar styled ones when we were away this week.)

Suraya Sulong said...

Love the bag and god I envy you