I have got into this bag making thing lately and wanted to show you my latest bag. It is from Vogue 8527. This pattern has had great reviews and I think it is now OOP but if you have this one in your stash, you must make it up!
I made View D (the yellow one on the pattern cover). I was making this bag to wear to an industry awards night and wanted it to go with my chocolate brown dress. I bought some silk dupion (I think?) in a stone colour. After reading some reviews and seeing how others had made their versions, I decided to use some left-over Nappa leather (from my obi belt) as the looped handle and the decorative strips on the front of the bag.
I used quilted calico as the sew-in interfacing for the main body of the bag and silk organza as the interfacing for the facings, so it wouldn't be too bulky. For the inside lining I used some left-over silk charmeuse from the lining of this jacket. The lining is a bit too slippery and light weight and I would interface with a light weight fusible interfacing it if I was to use it again as a lining in a bag. I also managed to put the lining in the wrong way so the pockets are on the front 'wall' of the bag instead of the back one. Lucky I was making it for me, I can live with it (more than I could live with the thought of unpicking it).
This is how the outfit looked on the night (excuse the blurry i-phone photo).
I was really happy with this bag and felt very comfortable with it on the night. I love this pattern and would recommend it highly. I can see more bags in my future! ...Ciao for now!