Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Or is it better to give?
I don't want to draw your attention to this, but the pokey out bit at the side is not like that in real life. This bag is just pulling a face for the camera. Wind changes you'll get stuck like that!
Here is my sister's birthday present. I know she'll like it cause it's pretty much a replica of the last one I made for a give away... (Estelle bag). ...which she liked, and when I phoned her she said to me, "Have you rung me to tell me I've won MY bag," or words to that effect.
This time I used the wool from my "skinny (pa ha ha ... they're size 20... I will not get over that in a hurry) pants" for the trim, and I lined it with a lovely apricot china silk from Christy. That's a nice touch, since my sister also reads her blog, but in a lurkish fashion. (This is not my blogging sister, this is one of the others).
I added the usual doily touch on the inner pocket (my nana signature) and interlined it this time with a heavy interfacing. Then I added buttons at the top to stabilize the pleats and join the three layers.
Scissors back in 3 days. Tra la la la LA. Meantime there is a lot of Burda World of Weird German Fashion patterns being traced.