This is great! I haven't been able to do a freebie sewing pattern in such a long time - been too busy with the 'b' word. When the 'B' word is finished things will go back (more) to normal. I'll resume blogging and magazine writing and stuff. I've missed doing that so much, I do hope when the time comes you'll still be out there to read my gear!
So, this bag is totally inspired by the purse frame itself. As soon as I saw the frame I was thinking of film starlets, Grace Kelly, Doris Day, and the lovely women of Mad Men. This beaut of a bag more or less designed it's own sweet self (I wish all my designs came that easy!)
You'll find the hardware and interfacings needed for this bag in my shop. Click on the links inside the PDF pattern to find the neccesssary supplies.
The file is on the large size (cos I took loads of instruction pics) so you might not want to download at work (and get yourself trouble with the boss!).
Please pop your U-Handbag tute/kit/pattern bag pics in here - I love checking 'em out :)
Yummy boat shaped bag with soft gathering all held in place by our Grace Kelly Purse Frame. This bag really does look shop bought, so I've been told (by a fair few). I'm thinking, if this tres' lady-like bag can bring some prim and proper order to my grungy work boots than all the better!
This bag is very roomy. You can easily get a book, water, purse, phone, small brolly, war paint, compact camera and more inside. Yet when full the bag doesn't look unwieldy. I think it's because it refuses to look anything less than...um..graceful.
Side view: the gusset (still hate that word) adds loads of space to the bag and gives it a nice rounded profile. Those of you who like to go off-road can easily add contrast piping to the seams - ohh tasty!
I hope you have fun with the pattern. I'm really looking fowrd to seeing pics of 'em. OX.