One of my regular clients has requested a little Zippy in lilac to wear in the Springtime. She has one in black already and loves that she can wear it securely across the body and have both hands free when she's out shopping.
I've made a start, shaping the corners with a little bit of hand-stitching, carefully positioning the zipped front pocket and making the long cross body strap with a vintage buckle. I've included a fiddly little loop to keep the strap in place when it's adjusted and the zip pulls inside and out are 'China Town' beads from San Francisco!
Next comes the lining-I've found just the right colours in this stripey floral cotton.
Right, all done and ready for a Spring outing or two!
Hello, I'm Ruth Overton. My nickname as a child was 'Ruthie Toots' which is how the name