Pattern Review - Vogue 7354

Last night Donna kindly sent me an image of this great bag she made up using Vogue pattern 7354. Very nifty for carrying one's essentials on a night out and chic too!

Donna says: "This bag is made from an embroidered cotton from Tessuti.The lining is silk - white with a black print of leaves. It is a lovely evening bag. It looks small but can hold quite a bit as it is cut on the bias.

The bag wasn't difficult to make but I didn't follow the instructions as they included a lot of clumsy hand sewing. I made it all by machine as if I was making a lined camisole. I will try to describe my method - I sewed the handle ends of the fabric and lining first. I then sewed lining and fabric together at handle sides and pulled the handles through. The rest I sewed by pushing and pulling things inside out leaving a very small gap in the lining. I closed the gap by machine. These last stitches are visible but hidden inside the bag."

Notice the gorgeous natural linen version found on this great blog - mother and daughter team in Germany.

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