January 5, 2009

Slouching around on a Vespa

Ok, here's a thing. If you're sitting on a classic Vespa, you have to sit perky and look groomed, right?

Well, now that the gift-giving season is temporarily abated (I won't say over), I can show you my slouchy take on Vespa style.

This bag was made with love and late-night finger-pricking for my closest friend. I saw the gorgeous heavy cotton in Amitie and thought of her immediately - we both adore Italy, and she got married there recently, lucky girl. We love and talk about food constantly, and we both like to pack killer lunches for workdays, so it's big enough for a plastic tub or two, or a sandwich and a book, or any number of other good things....

The lining and strap are of the fabric I used on my living room curtains, which sounds bad, but is good when you know that it was a super-soft and luxurious expensive end-of-the-bolt that I picked up for a song at Rathdowne Remnants before they moved. It's snuggly, but strong. I ended up with meters and meters of it. Mmm.

In retrospect, I might have included some interfacing to stiffen up the sides of the bag, but now that it's done and the dust had settled, I think it's great as it is.

Best of all?

I used exactly half the scooter fabric, so I can make another one... for me!


CurlyPops said...

What a lovely gift! That scooter fabric is very cool indeed (and I always search the curtain remnants because you just never know what gems you'll find).

Tinniegirl said...

I love it. Did you use a pattern or make it up as you went along? It's so cool. I have similar fabric from Amitie (the one with the aeroplanes).

Ellieboo said...

Geez dont you look gorgeous in you red jumper on the back of that scooter :)

Top material - your friend will love it Im sure.