I'm still on a quest to make new samples of all my patterns. You can see my journey thus far here, here, here, and here. This time around I made the Round Yoke Handbag and another Ava Rose Tote. Yes, I know I just made an Ava Rose Tote, but I had to do it again. I've been using that bag since I made it and didn't think to take photos of it use for "official pattern purposes".
When making the Round Yoke bag, I decided to try it with canvas as interfacing, my latest favorite interfacing material. Eh, that was not the best choice. Lesson learned. When more structure is needed, canvas is not the best option. I guess I'll stick to Pellon #926 next time I make this one.
Despite the limpness, I still think it turned out cute. That facric on the exterior is one of my favorites, and the covered buttons, well, you know I have a love for those! I'm sure once this bag gets filled with all the usual bag "stuff", it will be fine. I'm just super picky.
Now this one, I knew I would love it. Blue has become one of my favorite colors lately, especially paired with green.
Once I got it sewn up, I thought it needed a little punch, so flower brooch was added. I'm not fashion forward enough to carry off one of those babies on my clothes or in my hair, but I have no problem wearing one on a bag.
Like my last one, I added a curved pocket on the front. It's the perfect pocket to hold a phone, keys, and a grocery list. With as much junk as I tote around in my bags, I love front pockets!!
Front pockets, covered buttons, flower brooches, all this productivity got my wheels turning....(i'm not done yet!).