Summer Bag and W.I.P.

I was in need of a new summer bag. A roomy catch all bag with a care free feeling. Today I finished my new summer bag. I got the pattern from the great book: Bags, the modern classics. The patterns in this book are easy to follow and this one was no exception. The book recommends using fusible interfacing for the exterior layer of the bag. I chose to skip the interfacing since the outer fabric I used on my bag is a heavy cotton (canvas like), so I think the fabric has enough body on its own.

I already transferred all of my stuff to my new bag. I want to wear it to work tomorrow.

I also started a new project... I bought this yummy fabrics at my local fabric store. It is meant to be a present for my goddaughter.

I got the planning of the fabric placement done and began cutting the fabric. I will show you more details as the project begins to take more form.  Stay tuned...