Thursday, November 1, 2012

Another bag... Vogue 8527

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!

13 comments:

  1. Oooh...it's bigger than I thought it would be! But it's fabulous and looks great. You've done a fab job sue.

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  2. That is a really sweet evening bag but actually looks like a decent size .TH leather contast is a nice touch

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  3. Nice purse and love your dress!

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  4. Your clutch looks great, I have also used that pattern, and it made up wonderfully.Your dress also looks fabulous.

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  5. Sue that's a cute bag!! Goes great with your LBD!

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  6. Yes, it's bigger than I thought it would be too. I love the leather accent idea... Your dress looks amazing too.. did you make that? DId I miss that?

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    1. Thanks - I thought I should show a photo of the bag being used so you could see the size of it. I did make the dress - I have a link in the post to where I blogged about it originally.

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  7. Very cute bag and larger than I thought as well.

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  8. Great bag and terrific dress Sue, well done.

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  9. Gorgeous bag and it suits your beautiful dress very well. Did you have a good night?

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    1. Fab night thanks Kelley! Fiona O'Louglin was MC and great food (and Moet!)

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  10. Wow, it looks very professionally finished, and very high end! I'm glad you had a great night out!

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  11. Gorgeous bag! You'll get a lot of wear out of that.

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