For Pleat's Sake - Take Two
It was a lovely, springy patterned purse just in time for the snow. In December, I set aside the perfect fabric to make a more winter-appropriate version of this bag, but never got around to it. I gave away the original with red handles but had ordered an extra set for the next version of this purse, and last week they fell off the table, so I knew it was time.
In keeping with the tradition of sewing seasonally inappropriate things, I made a bag with snow-covered trees on it. It's still 42 degrees here on some days, so I think I can get another month out of it. Or call them Magnolias.
I love the way this one came out - true to the notes I made last time, this is 2/3 the original size, but still fits my laptop perfectly. I also used a lining that matched the handles and sewed them on with a denim needle, sooo much easier and more professional looking than what happened before. I also thought I wanted a pocket, and I don't really know how to do pockets, so I just sewed two pieces of fabric together, turned it inside out, and sewed it to the lining. I don't think that's really right, but it was fast, and as it turns out, I don't use it anyway. If you happen to know of a good pocket tutorial, feel free to leave a link in comments!
Very happy with this one: