Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A New Fall Bag

Well, today was the first day it actually felt like fall. We have had 80-90 degree heat nearly everyday since early July. But today was remarkably different...brisk air, slightly overcast sky, and leaves rustling in a swift breeze.
I knew it (cooler weather) had to happen eventually, so this past weekend I set out to make myself a new bag for the autumn season. I had just received this fabulous green print from fabric.com, and when I saw it next to the vintage embroidered trim (that was still out from the previous blog-post photoshoot) I knew they were meant for each other.

As you can see in the photo above, the trim by itself is just ok...eh, kind of flat.



So I layered it on top of a wide white grosgrain ribbon. Much better. :)

A simple twill lining and divided pocket finish out the interior.

What are you sewing up this fall?

24 comments:

Carla said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and leaving such a sweet comment. I'm adding you to my sidebar. Love all your vintage awesomeness on your blog. Yes-your blog is perfect for my pink theme. If you want to link to my pink post, that would be great! Hey-I'm all about eating pink m & m's! A girl can't have too much chocolate!

Wanda said...

Oh, how pretty! And the setting is just lovely.

randi---i have to say said...

I love this bag! It looks very fall-ish, but it is still nice and colorful. You are right about the trim, the white ribbon made all the difference!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That looks great!
I know you'll enjoy it!!
:)

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

It's gorgeous-the trim looks so lovely over the grosgain ribbon!

Sugar Bear said...

So fun! I'm sewing nothin'. I can't sew worth a hill of beans! I do want to start playing around with it more. Right now I'm learning to crochet so I'm figuring sewing will be next on the list!
Karla

cd&m said...

Love that bag.

Rosemary said...

Your bag is really cute! I don't sew a lick, or is that a stitch?
I have other talents though.
Rosemary

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Sewing? Ah, nothing! Just looking at you crafty gals you can whip up something so darn cute!

I was laughing about your post earlier, with the reference to Puff N' Stuff. That brought back memories I rarely access! :-0 Thanks for the chuckle!

Melissa

GeorgiaPeachez said...

That is a GORGEOUS bag! Love the colors, love the trim! Just divine! xo, suzy

PlumWater Cottage said...

I love the bag...it looks so fresh for fall. I'm so glad the air is finally crisp. Those high temps were killin' me! I enjoy reading your blog...always interesting!

Teresa @PlumWater Cottage

Sweet Roses & Vintage Chique said...

Love the bag!!!

Cottage by the River said...

I love the bag, very cute. Hope your having a good week.

Bristol

Wild Rose said...

What a gorgeous bag! I'm not sure that I am going to have the time to do much sewing this winter, but I would love to make some of the stunning Christmas craft ideas that I have come across recently...maybe next year.

Marie x

the feathered nest said...

Love the colors in that bag! That vintage embroidered trimis just perfect with it!

Manuela

Lisa said...

Wonderful Bag! That fabric looks like linen to me, which is my fave of course.

Katherine said...

Beautiful fabric for your fall bag. Love the trim - just suits perfectly!

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

Your tote is beautiful and that trim is perfect for that fabric. You have a great eye!

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

So cute! What pattern did you use? I love what you did with the trim. Very nice. ~A :-)

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi Angela,
No pattern. I just kinda wing it. LOL

Kimberly :)

Lizzie said...

I love the bag- and the pond!

Marilyn said...

What a beautiful bag. I'm a fabric.com shopper, too. I love their fabrics.

Fall is definitely here. It was around 20 degrees this morning at 6am. I'm just not ready for the very cold weather. I hated "dead" stuff!!!!

Felicia said...

Beautiful bag :)

Cheryl said...

Wow! I love this bag!