Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Alice Bag.

A craft! It is nice to be posting a craft again! This one is a special bag (with pleats! I love the pleats) for a special cousin. She had asked me to make her a bag a while ago, but I had been so busy with school that I hadn't had the time. The fabric had been sitting by the sewing machine, waiting for me to get to it, and I finally had the chance today.

The Alice in Wonderland fabric comes from Superbuzzy. It has little gold accents, which are so sweet. Annette loves Alice, so it was the perfect fabric for her bag. The black fabric is just a cotton twill, and the inside is lined with a satiny black fabric which is perfect for Annette because she loves soft, satiny material. I combined and tweaked a few patterns from some books I had to create this one. It was my first time sewing a bag like this so it isn't perfect, but I hope she enjoys it anyway.

I made a little matching zip pocket inside for small things like her cellphone and lip gloss. I had been toying with the idea of using a ring of small black lace between the top of the bag and the pink Alice in Wonderland fabric, but I think I like it better without it.

It was nice to get a bit of sewing in today, especially since I'm going on vacation on Saturday and wont be back until the middle of the month! I hope to make several Jane Market Bags (Alicia Paulson's pattern) when I get back. I already have the fabric lined up!


Vonlipi said...

What a cute bag! I love it! :)

moomily said...

That's wicked cute! I like the pleating.

loliecraft said...

Thank you!

Frazzled amateur said...

omg I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE! that bag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!