WOW !!!! Ten days since I last posted. I was away for a few days visiting my daughter. The day after I arrived back I started sewing a custom order for the Uptown Girl bag by Christine Welsh HERE.
The first time I made this bag was when I tested it for Christine. I love the simple design of this bag and all the pockets that Christine is famous for. Apart from being a well organized bag it's also very roomy. I've been using mine every day since I made it. That's how I came to make this second one. The lady that saw mine loved it and wanted one just like mine but unfortunately I couldn't get hold of the pleather in the same colour so she said she trusted my judgment and I could use whichever colour I liked. She did choose the lining pockets fabric.
I quilted the front and back to give the bag more stability.
I also stitched the bottom gusset randomly.
I love these zipper tabs. They save so much time.
I love the polka dot fabric the customer chose from my stash.
I was constantly thinking of my bloggy friend Liz from Moments when I made these pockets. You could say she's just a tiny bit fond of red and white polkadots.
Oh!!! I can see a loose thread I haven't snipped inside the bag.
I'm kind of glad I've finished making this bag as my sewing machine gave me such grief. It took me over two and a half hours to get the tension right.
This evening I finished making a different wallet to what I normally make. I'll show you that tomorrow.
~ Maria ~