The Linen & Lace Rosie bag15:56
Also known locally as the 'reverse mullet' (business in the back, party in the front) and 'My grandmother's lacy knickers bag'. Dusband has yet to coin a nickname for this newest addition to our family (well, mine) but I'm sure he thinks it's just cuckoo.
Step 1) Take a perfectly good bag pattern and throw a ton of lacy trimmings onto it
Step 2) Add buttons for DECORATIVE purposes only
Step 3) Sew it all together
The front is constructed from a linen top, calico base and a ton of lacy trims and broderie edging. All from my stash. *Does the stashbusting dance*
|I did stitch the diamond quilting that the Rosie pattern calls for, not even I am brave enough to ignore my own instructions!|
I added some cotton crochet trim to my handles.
And she's lined with pale pink cotton with the obligatory zipped pocket & two patch pockets.
I will be honest with you, this bag has no fastening. The second I finished closing up the turning gap in the lining did I spot my magnetic snap, sat, ready to be inserted...still on the desk. Oh well, she's got more than enough buttons for one bag even if they're not useful.
I used my own Rosie Patchwork bag pattern but instead of the patchwork base, I used one piece of calico.
I've got some more photos from the construction for you, they'll be up tomorrow. I made it specially for competition purposes!
This is the bag I'm entering into the Sew-vivor auditions in the hope that the judges are so impressed with my de-stashing and frugal ways that they accidentally let me into the top ten :)