Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Finished Bag

This is a bag that Ayla chose. While she was here visiting, I asked her if she wanted me to make her a bag. It's a Vogue pattern, number 8466 and quite roomy. She chose the outer fabric and the plaid lining. I did have other fabrics but Ayla said she wanted something that she could take to work with her and so it had to be a bit more stylish or career-oriented. There were two versions of this bag - one with pleats and one without. As you can see, she chose the one with pleats.
Pixel wanted to inspect the bag. Since the outer fabric and the lining were so lightweight, I used a heavyweight sew-in interfacing. The interfacing, the 1/2 inch cording for the strap and the 14 inch zipper are the only things I purchased for this bag. I was going to finish it so she could take it back to England with her but she declared that there was just no room in her luggage for it. Good thing too since I didn't want to rush it.

This shows the light grey plaid lining fabric with the pockets. One pocket was in the pattern and the other one I added since you can never have too many pockets.

Here's a better photo of the interior. It's hard to get a good shot because I have to hold it open with one hand while the other one has the camera. The scooped zipper opening also has a lot to do with the difficulty. The dark grey pocket is the one that came with the pattern. It is a long pocket divided in two. One side is flat and the other side is smaller and pleated so that a cell phone can sit in it. Ayla was pleased when she heard that. The spools of thread are going to England too since she wanted a few ends of spools from my vast collection in case she had to do some mending. The bag met with her sister's seal of approval who said, "It's an Ayla bag."

17 comments:

  1. Very nice, i really like the shape.
    You couldn't go wrong with the grey, it's perfect and the plaid interior is just the icing on the cake!

    Carolyn

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  2. Hi Dolores. Congrats on Canada's great showing in the Winter Olympics. That is a lovely bag you have made for Ayla too. How handy to have a mum who sews..lol. I have given you a Sunshine Award on my blog but if you are not into awards then don't worry about collecting it, but it is there if you want it. Have a great week.

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  3. I LOVE IT!!
    can't wait to receive it!
    and yes, looks like an "Ayla bag" for sure.
    thanks mom! glad you didn't rush it either, and the buttons are a nice little touch.
    love you,
    Ayla

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  4. wow, dolores....you have outdone yourself!!! this bag is PERFECT! ayla made some fabulous choices with the fabric, and the pleats on the outside really make it look stylish!! i know she'll love sporting her new treasure in england......and it means so much more that you made it just for her!!! bravo!! :)))

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  5. That is one Fabulous Bag! I love it!

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  6. The bag looks very elegant, Dolores! I love it.

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  7. That's a beautiful stylish bag.

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  8. Great bag! I really like the choice of plaid for the lining. I think your daughter will love it.

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  9. That's a GORGEOUS bag - wow. I love the fabric and the lines of it. You're so right, you can never have too many pockets! This is SO classy!

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  10. oh my heavens Doloros!!! this is fantastic!!! you should sell these on-line!!!

    great bag!!!

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  11. Hi Dolores,

    What a wonderful bag you have made Ayla, looks really roomy and love the pockets.

    Hope that your week is going well.
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  12. Beautiful bag; very classy!

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  13. I think she should really visit Soggibottom, as she is in the area. !
    Then I could swop her bag for a bear.

    x x x x A 3 inch one x x x x Or maybe 4. X :-)

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  14. Or maybe a big one.... x x x
    as always love from Soggibottom
    I think a big bear maybe !
    x

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  15. Large bear.... I am digging a huge hole again... some one save me..

    O.k.
    Original post.. I would love to swop a large bear, just for the bag. X :-)

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  16. What a fabulous bag! I love the colour choice and lining. Cheryl

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  17. Love the Alya bag. I never thought of looking for a bag pattern in the Vogue catalogue. I must check it out online. Very nice.

    And yes, wasn't that a great showing by Canada in the Olympics. I watched from afar on NBC but I hear the coverage at home was great!

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