Saturday, June 27, 2009
Summer Birdie Sling
I finished this bag Thursday night and spent all Friday collecting compliments on it! I literally had strangers stopping me in the streets asking where I bought my gorgeous bag. You just have to love that. :)
Sometimes I wonder what I'd have to charge to make such a bag. It is not a quick whip-it-up project. I have 3 different fabrics (exterior, handles, lining), plenty of two types of interfacing (you can't skip this - you want those pleats to be crisp and the bag to be sturdy), 2 interior divided pockets. There are a lot of steps but when the end result looks so polished and professional it is worth it!
The pattern is Amy Butler's Birdie Sling. Again I chose two heavier fabrics for the exterior like with my first Birdie Sling here. I have no idea what the lotus flower fabric is but I love it! It took me forever to decide what print to use for this. I wanted something that would match what I was wearing all the time - black, brown, pink, orange, whatever. I think this will come pretty close.
I chose a yellow print for the lining - no dark linings if you ever want to see what's actually in there!
I think Ben was confused why I wasn't taking pictures of him...