I brought my wavy top bag to work to show it off, and someone asked me to make one for them to give to her mother for a birthday gift. There were to be "absolutely no pockets on the outside." Understandable--who isn't worried about naughty fingers pinching their goods now and then? The fabric she wanted was a very dark brown and aqua viney-scrolly print--both colors proved impossible for me to match. If I tried to use a contrasting fabric it would have ended up looking not-so-great. So I used a single print for the outside--straps and all--and a different one for the inside. These bags have a totally different look but they're almost exactly the same:
I ask you this...what is a bag without zippers? Ponder that.
My favorite--hardware close-ups. There are also matching silver purse feet on the bottom.
With this one I ironed out a few kinks that the first bag had--the zipper fits in a little better, and I actually wrote down a few measurements I had neglected to do the first time around. I really love this style of bag, but this particular size is just a touch too big for me to use everyday. I'm working on a "shorty" version of this bag. As I only have 2 bags left on my to-do list (does a little happy dance) it shouldn't be too long before I have it finished. I love how they look similar yet different enough for a double-take and a "Is that the same bag?" I've put the green and cream flowery one up for sale in my shop--I'm curious to see if it will sell.
Ta for now!