I am happy to present Olivia ! I have been working on this purse for weeks now…In German we would say …”es war ein schwere Geburt!” (it was a difficult birth)… not that it was difficult to sew; it just had a lot of parts and with my knee I couldn't sew long…but finally it is done! Yepee!!
The back has a set in zipper…love these kind of zippers!
Concealed Top Edge Zipper..…next time I would make this a bit longer…I am not a fan of gaps along the top of my purses. ( just a personal thing)
The front has two pockets with magnets ( this was my first time inserting magnets…easy!)
Both sides have these adorable gathered pockets….
Inside has tons of pockets….this I changed from the original design, I like lots of pockets!
The other thing I did different is I quilted the lining pieces with “Bodentuch” since I found the bag was to soft and with all the heavy rings it kept crunching together. Since I couldn’t add more Batting to the outside ( it was done) I figured I would add it to the inside, so I pre-quilted the pattern pieces and it worked like a charm…the purse stands on its own !
The other thing I should mention is that the purse is Big! (41cm X 25 x 10 (16” x 10” x 4”) …I would of know this before hand if I would of actually read the front of the pattern! Its amazing that we don’t read!
All in all the pattern was fun to make…the ebook was well written (I only didn’t understand one part but that was due to my reading & translation skills!) The design is by ChrisWDesigns. I can't wait to make the Bella bag but that is going to have to wait a while….the sun is out and the gardne is calling my name!