Monday, August 06, 2007

F is for...... Frenchy Bag

And also fabulous hubby, who took the boys paddling in the brook and swimming at the pool, thereby allowing me to make a new late summer, early autumn Frenchy Bag, by Amy Butler.


The pattern was a prize from Lisa's Amy Butler Pattern Contest - it arrived on Friday and I had it whipped out by Sunday morning (including a Saturday shopping trip for interfacing and new school shoes - I could have done without the shoe shop stress, but these things have to be done!).

The proportions are great for slinging over the shoulder, yet feeling secure under the arm, and all the interfacing gives it a kind of padded squishyness which I also find pleasing.

I spend a large proportion of my blog-browsing time drooling over stuff that is freely available in America, but nigh on impossible to find (or hideously expensive) over here. When I was hunting down the Barcelona Skirts pattern, I discovered U-handbag stocks a comprehensive range of Amy Butler patterns, and guess where I got my mitts on the Moda birdies too?

I'd like Lisa, even if she didn't have a fab bag making supplies shop, but I am very glad she does.

20 comments:

Joanna Butchart said...

drool drool drool
I have been admiring a lot of Frenchy bags, but it has to be said that fabric is just beautiful and looks so lovely with that design. Probably the nicest one i have seen. Will you put it in the Amy Butler competition? Although winning two months in a row is not a good thing for everyone else!!!! I also find all the fabric i want in America but bloody impossible to find over here!

Laura VW said...

I have been admiring this pattern for a while now - you've made it look really lovely in these colours.

June said...

Your Frenchy bag looks positively glowing--the fabric designs and colors are gorgeous! Wonderful job!

cristina said...

ooh! it looks just awesome. i've heard the same complaint from other people about your fabric choices:(
so so painful.
On the other hand - Lisa's great and I'm sure she appreciates the added business!

Amber said...

Oh, what a beautiful bag!! I have been eyeing that pattern for awhile now...

caroline said...

F is also for Fantastic! I love the bag and your choice of fabrics. What does the bag look like inside?

I am so pleased to have discovered Lisa too.

French Knots said...

LOVE the bag, the colour is fab!

KarenV said...

It's gorgeous - love the colour!

Megan said...

I want a Frenchy bag! Was it very hard ot make?

Sasha said...

Oh..oh..oh..cuteness! Wow Ali, that looks fantastic! I have been admiring that fabric.

velcro said...

that is just beautiful.

Kate said...

Love the fabrics and colours of your new bag!

Cathy said...

I love the bag in that fabric too. I have made the same bag and I just love it. As you say, it sits just right on your shoulder in a secure way.

jojo* said...

I have yet to try making the frenchy bag but have been seeing it all over the place. Yours looks great. I love the fabric you used.

sarah said...

The shape of your bag is so gorgeous and the fabrics you chose are lovely. And hooray for your husband, everyone needs time to themselves occasionally, but not every partner recognises this!

Lisa said...

Oh that's lovely Ali, quite posh looking! I know for a fact that your bag looks even better in the flesh too.

Heh! I must admit I was wondering what you were going to do with those two fabrics...

Thanks for the mention (from you and the others), am blushing a bit, but am very grateful :)

XX

Jo said...

Oh lovely bag! I just adore that fabric.

I know what you mean about mlusting for things in the US. I'm off to New York in December and I've realised it's a perfect opportunity for fabric shopping. Not quite sure what my lovely boyfriend will make of that...:)

TinkerBlue said...

Great pattern and fabric

Angel Jem said...

Love the bag vibe I'm feeling...

jen b said...

oh la la tres chic!