I just had to dedicate a whole post to this fabulous pattern.
My long-serviced Accessorise handbag had finally begun to give up the ghost. I LOVE my golden yellow Breagha handbag, but sadly Harris Tweed is not ideal for hot summer days… I began searching the internet for inspiration and ideas for a summer version, thinking I could raid my stash, maybe, for the right pattern…
And what a pattern! The use of the thrifted leather belt for shoulder strap reminded me of a scrap length of gold leather I ‘liberated’ from a wardrobe department I once worked in, and I FINALLY found a use for my favourite ever piece of printed canvas (it’s either linen, silk or cotton twill – it’s a dense weave, but is very light in weight and doesn’t crease like linen, so I’m veering towards silk…) that I found in a bin at a charity shop for about 50p.
I took it out this morning for the first time, with Tilly in tow… This is a rundown of the contents this morning:
- sunglasses (in case)
- three lipbalms
- large Factor 50 suncream
- Tshirt, leggings and pants in case of ‘accident’
- Tilly’s sunglasses
- water bottle
- business card holder
- 2 x hankies
- cereal bar
- mini raisins box
- travel card wallet
- nail file
- hand sanitiser
- cheque book
- hair bobble
Suffice to say, this is no pansy-ass bag. This feels substantial, carries your cr*p like the Tardis and still looks stylish.
And yet, it still manages to squeeze itself out of less than 70cm of fabric and only take an evening to knock together.
I *fear* every person I know is going to get one of these for Christmas… Colour/ print requests accommodated on a first come, first served basis…