I tweaked the pattern a bit, adding a little length to the body of the bag to make it a bit slouchier. (Okay, so spell check says that isn't a word, but I'm going with it. Slouchier= from the root word slouch, and meaning more slouchy.) I also made the handle wider so that I could fold it in half. I'm not sure why I wanted to do this, but I really like it and love that it shows off the Alexander Henry Fashionista print I used for the lining. The pictures don't do the colors justice, but it's bright and bold, perfect for summer. Sigh... someday I will take good pictures, I will!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Have you ever tried to be inspired? This weekend I was feeling particularly un-creative at my sewing machine, and forcing it wasn't helping the issue. I had the terrible urge to sew something and remembered this shoulder bag tutorial on Melissa's blog, tiny happy. I had been wanting to try it for quite a while, along with a bunch of other beautiful things that Melissa posts. I also had been itching to see if my sweet machine could handle sewing something heavier, like this teal cotton canvas that I've had in my stash forever.