I have been dieing to show you this bag !
I am not very good at keeping secrets and it has been killing me ...
....finally I can show you the newest pattern by Maria at Delinda Boutique!
Here is Liliane....isn't she pretty !!!
I love this bag..I love everything about it ...the shape, the style & my pretty buckle. But most of all I love that it was fast & easy to sew .....the instructions are clearly written with tons of pictures! (which you know I love) The hardest part is deciding on which fabric to use since the possibilities are endless. This is not a small bag but its not huge (18 inches (46 cm) across the widest part, 12 inches (30cm) across the narrowest part and 14 inches (36 cm) high)
When I got the pattern to test, my first reaction was...where am I going to find a nice buckle ?? Then Maria told me she used a buckle from a belt ...simple & brilliant!
After checking my Hubbys belts ( his are all boring) I stopped into a second hand store and found a belt with this buckle on it. You should of heard my cries of joy in the store. I just cut the belt part off & removed the middle thingie ...the perfect buckle for my bag!
As you see I break all kinds of rules...if I like it I used it!
...the bag closes with a magnet that is hidden under the buckle tab part...if you can't find a buckle ...you can always use a pretty brooch or make a fabric bow or just a loop.
The front has a beautiful pleated pocket that is accessible from both sides... great for dropping your keys into.
The back is also pleated ...love the classy look.
I also just love how the handle strap creates an pretty V shape....love it, love it, love it!
The inside has a zippered pocket ... Maria instructions include a professional way of making the zippered pocket, it has a few more steps then the way I know but I like the finish better.
Since it is difficult to photograph the inside of the bag...I turned it inside out so you could see it better...
I have to admit I had a lot of fun sewing this bag...it went together quickly & easily.
I like the pattern so much I want to make another one...maybe out of denim ...or faux leather ??? To many possibilities !!
Hope you liked my new bag ??
If you'd like to make you own...you can find the pattern on Craftsy *here* or Etsy *here*
Happy Sewing !
P.S: ...sometimes the Gods smile down on me...this is my spool at the end of sewing the bag !