You know how you lot always complain when I have secret stuff that I can’t share? (which, quite frankly, kills me too!) Well here’s a secret from waaaay back in January. What do you mean you’d forgotten there even WAS a secret in January…? ;o) Well anyway, back at the end of last year, the fabulous Sara at Sew Sweetness asked me to pattern test for her for a pattern that was going into a US magazine due out this month, with the proviso that it had to be kept secret in the meantime. So here it is, the Convertible Clutch that is in the October/November edition of Sew News. You can read more about it over here where you can also get hold of the pattern and instructions from the magazine.
For my version I found the Just Wing It fabric in Mandors, and I thought it would be perfect for a nice spring bag. When the bag is opened up to carry by the handle, the strap was hanging loose, so my friend Jo suggested popping a wee button on to hold it out of the way, and given the fabric that I was using, I thought a wee felt butterfly over the top would be the perfect way to hide it.
Very, very pretty. Love the fabric choices.
Trees and butterflies – a winning combo it seems.
sweet wee bag! Clever thinkin with the flutterby 🙂
A secret well worth waiting for!
that's so pretty!
Lovely bag, really practical too. I hate keeping secrets, I'm always worried I'll let something slip!!
Brilliant idea for a v.cute bag! Jxo
see I could never do this, I cant keep a secret for anything!! haha gorgeous color choices and LUCKY girl for having sara ask you! great work 🙂
It's gorgeous!! Great springy fabrics and love the butterfly!
Ha! I wasn't even blogging in January.
Such a great clutch! Gorgeous choice of colours =D
great bag, great colours.
I love the colours!
Lovely bright colours for summer. The design is great.
January? That's a long time to keep quiet about such a it project… yours looks fabulous!
Lovely – great design and gorgeous fabrics
At least that's one out of the bag ;o)
Seriously love that bag – gorgeous job!
Really great! Loving the green – it's perfect for spring.
Love it ! Two looks from one bag. Reminds me totally of Spring!
I knew you were pattern testing this (Sara had mentioned it on her blog). Your bag looks great! I like your improvised butterfly too. 🙂
vety pretty and summer. spring like.
Love the bag and that butterfly detail is fab!
how clever is that?