Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tea-party Baguette

I finished this today. It's my Baguette pattern.

The fabric is from the Charisma range by Chez Moi for Moda. I adore these prints - they evoke a late 1930's afternoon tea - lace gloves, fine china and pretty dresses. I used three different fabrics from the range, and I love them all. The colours are divine, and glow through a tea-dyed tone.. and they somehow still seem fresh and zingy (..for want of a better better ....ummmmm... vocabulary...?).

Below is the INSIDE of the bag...

This pattern is for advanced sewing skills, mostly because of these curved corners - although my instructions are designed to TEACH you how to get a really good finish with these.... and of course, a bit of practise helps!

The Baguette was one of my first patterns in 2004 - before I discovered Fast2Fuse. I now include a strip of Fast 2Fuse in the base of the gusset to hold it flat. (I cut it without seam allowances and fuse it behind the interfacing and wadding and then sew the gusset in place). It works a treat - and I'm yet to go back and revise the instructions with that tip.... you learned it HERE, folks!

I'm also loving these new 32mm flat o-rings in "antique brass" (that's the colour, not the age of them...). I did something a little tricksy (but simple) with a tube of fabric threaded with cord. A variation on the o-ring loop theme.

I have a lot of sewing to do over the next two weeks.... (gulp!) so expect to see a few more new variations on some old favourites!!!

14 comments:

Karli said...

Well now. THAT is adorable! Yay. Love the print!

Kicki Gustafsson said...

So delicious it's almost eddible! Love at first sight.

/Kicki, Sweden

Hoppo Bumpo said...

I have a little bit of Cahrisma sitting in my stash - they are the most gorgeous prints. I LOVE your baguette made up in Charisma. What a beauty.

Meg said...

That is something to smile about, Love it!

lynnaea said...

LOVE the bag!!! I just finished a quilt made of Charisma... I agree, the prints are great! Never would have occurred to me to make a bag with it, though --

PaisleyJade said...

What a great bag.... love the fabric and style!

our shabby cottage said...

Now this pattern I love and the fabrics are gorgeous!

Handmade said...

Zingy indeedy!

Natalie said...

WOW, I this bag looks fabulous and the fabrics are just gorgeous!

Leonie said...

Beautiful. The fabric is divine!

nouveaustitch said...

I need that pattern! Now! Perfect to put inside my big tote for the wallet, etc. Lovely!

Ellen

Katherine said...

Oh, I love this bag! Great design and awesome fabric choice, Nikki. Just gorgeous!

Penny said...

That is so cute!

pipnmillycreations said...

That bag is so incredibly lovely!!