This month's bag in the Chandelier Swing Bag and I am happy to report that it turned out much better than last month's disappointing Lucky Denver Mint. This bag's only real drawback is that it's so tiny! I'm not usually a small bag girl. I have to carry a wallet, keys, phone...and of course juice boxes, snacks, antibacterial wipes, hotwheels, etc...so I like a big bag!
But I couldn't resist giving this bag a chance. It's actually really cute. I didn't think I like that tiny strap, but it's my favorite part. Makes me feel young and carefree again. It's just the right size for money, phone, and keys. I may never need a bag like this and will probably be gifting it a young niece soon, but it sewed together well and I love how the fabrics I chose came together. An overall success! I'm going to try to make another one, since I have 2 young nieces and the monthly prize at the Sewing with Squeak SAL is some Japanese fabric, which I LUVS!!! It's never to late too join in if you're interested in making some fun bags. Next month's bag scares me already....uses lots of bias binding.....my arch enemy returns! I will not be deterred though!
I've also been making some fun stuff for some swaps, but can't show those off yet. Until then, here's the Chandelier Swing in pics...
|Hanging on the porch, front view|
|Hanging on the porch back view|
|Inside view, used Domino Dots!!! I love this print.|
|Zipper panel, had to add a zipper pull, it's a tight squeeze in there.|
|Little better front view of the tiniest pleats I've ever seen.|