I have been doing quite a lot of bag sewing lately, although as usual, I am too lazy or busy to blog about them. However, I had to make an exception with the last bag I just sewed, as she is beyond fabulous! So I decided to roll out the red carpet (or in this case, five yards of interfacing) for this royal beauty's introduction.
I am pleased to introduce you to my tester version of Miss Julie, the Second Soon-To-Be released pattern of the Swoon Vintage Collection!
|Julie: The Ring-Top Handbag|
I have also had these bamboo handles (which I bought at Jo-Ann's) for ages and was thrilled to finally use them! One thing great about this pattern is you can make your own handles out of fabric and some inexpensive tubing or you can use pre-made ones, like I did. The pattern includes excellent instructions for making the handles. I will say, for me, the most difficult part of sewing this bag was top stitching along the bottom of those handles! But it can be done, with a little dose of patience and determination.
Another thing I love about Julie is her vintage look with a slight modern, convenient touch; that is her removable strap, which allows for hands-free carrying.
Julie will be released this week, and you will be able to purchase her two different ways, either as an individual pattern or you can purchase the Swoon Vintage Collection Subscription. The Swoon Vintage Collection Subscription includes all 12 vintage PDF patterns that Swoon will be releasing over the course of a year, at a very discounted bundle rate. You will receive each of the 12 patterns as they are released. In fact, you get them earlier than the general public! More details about Swoon's subscriptions are available on the Swoon website.
Now put on your pearls and heels and some lacy gloves and take Julie out on the town in style! :)