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.

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.


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! 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