I did buy this cord for another bag pattern but when I saw it next to the Ruby Star Rising scrap (won from Sarah at Pings and Needles) it just screamed 'Bucket Bag' to me. I'd seen lots of nice versions on the Keyka Lou Flickr Group but until now hadn't found the fabric combination for my version. I have to say that this bag was the most stress free pattern I've used. I didn't unpick a single line of stitching, which is a complete revelation to me. Usually I rush through a pattern making stupid mistakes but not on this one. Once again Michelle's pattern is so clearly illustrated and written that I would have no problem recommending it to anyone and everyone.
I added an inside pocket to keep my mobile in and a keyring to save me having to empty my whole bag to find my keys. This also meant I could use some more Ruby Star Rising fabric, don't you just love this stuff?
I'm still not entirely convinced about the iron on interfacing I used, Vilene White Firm Flexible Iron-on VS320, it does a great job but maybe still a wee bit bit carboardy but that's my only a minor niggle. I'm loving the shape, colour everything about this bag and I'm retiring my last creation in favour of this one.
Now you might be forgiven for thinking that I'm only waxing lyrical about this pattern because I now have a Keyka Lou sponsor button on my blog. Not so, I joined her affiliate scheme because I rate her patterns so highly and I fully intend trying many more of them myself as I know they'll come out really well. I've already made her Shopper (not blogged yet) and Camera Wristlet patterns and next on my list is the Curvy Clutch or maybe the Small Satchel.... I mean you can never have too many bags can you? Although I'm not sure when I'd use an evening bag, since I'm hardly a socialite but you can but hope.
Bye for now