As one who tends to make things up as I go along, I was rather intrigued to try out this genuinely vintage Vogue pattern from 1952. I chose a beautiful barkcloth for the outer and a sumptuous 'Daisy Chain' Pat Albeck print. Mixing up the decades a bit but a lovely combination for a retro bag, don't you think?
I must say it was a bit fiddly to make as the flap was integral to the back piece. I think I might try tweaking the pattern for next time, as I like the general shape. I'll make it with a separate flap that I attach with its lining already in place as I do with my "Marigold" bag. Not so much in Vogue as in progress, I'd say! Come back for an update...
Apologies for the seeming silence! I have no excuse and I won't mention the unmentionable other than to say I have had a little more time in the Sewing Room recently! And after posting one "Rosa" tote made from an Emma Bridgewater fabric, called 'Dresser' on social media I had orders for two more and another who will give her husband a nudge for her birthday!
The first was made in the duck egg green colourway and I literally had only one shelf width to play with, so I married it up with a jolly stripe and pink handles, which worked really well. I've also taken to adding a zipped top for better security. My early "Rosa's" were open topped.
Having already accepted a commission for another bag I then discovered that the fabric had been discontinued! I finally found it in a yellow colourway and luckily the lovely client preferred this to the original. When I offered a selection of fabrics for the lining she chose a yellow and blue chicken design, which was a no-brainer really as she hires out egg hatching incubators to schools. It was a truly fun bag to make!
The third will also have the chicken theme and will eventually find its way to Australia! The young lady apparently likes yellow, turquoise and chickens, so I think this will fit the bill!
(Bill? Chicken? Get it? Oh ok!)
Hello, I'm Ruth Overton. My nickname as a child was 'Ruthie Toots' which is how the name