If you've been reading the blog for a while, you may remember the other two Pleated Beauty handbags I made this summer (if not, see them here and here.) The pattern is from Amy Karol's Bend the Rules Sewing book. I LOVE this pattern. And for a very long time (all summer, in fact) I have planned to make one just for me. And "sew"..............here it is.....FINALLY!!
We are going on a little trip this weekend, and I really wanted a roomier bag which would carry my wallet, sunglasses, Kleenex, camera, box of wipes, etc. This will be a perfect size. It is really roomy and has a large divided pocket on the inside.
Here is a squishy looking photo of the inside. The lining is an Alexander Henry print. The outside and pocket are green linen. I really love this pattern so much and I LOVE that Amy suggests using flannel instead of interfacing. It really gives nice body without the stiffness.