Can you see why?
It's utterly vibrant with all the gorgeousness of, well, something really gorgeous!! And I fell in love with it.
While I was there I spotted another skirt that I thought might come in handy - it's a lime green linen skirt.
It just so happened to go really well with the pink skirt! What are the chances, eh?!
So what have I been doing since Saturday?
Creating another bag of course!!
Did I follow a pattern? Nope! With so little fabric available it was nigh on impossible to follow a pattern so I decided to wing it. The amount of fabric in half of the pink skirt would have to dictate the dimensions and style of the bag. I have journal plans for the other half...
So I got my graph paper out.
And drew and measured and measured and drew.
After much designing and sewing, this is what I conjured up:
As you can see the lime and cerise were made to go together.
The bag itself is softly padded.
With comfy padded, two-tone straps. I had much fun figuring out how to make double-sided handles - and now I know!!
I love playing with colours so I used the pink as the interior top band and used the lining from the lime skirt to line the bag.
I also added an internal pocket and magnetic snaps to finish it off.
Have I kept my design details? You betcha! I might make a pattern for this - what do you reckon?
Ok, back to my orders!