I had three purple jackets in my bin waiting to be transformed. These are batwing style with lots of material in the sleeves. This is the first. I wanted to incorporate the pockets and the great geometric quality of the stitching and make a soft slouchy bag, big enough for all you carry in a day. I think leather is amazing–after a season or two of wear a couple of decades ago, this leather is beautifully transformed without a complaint!
I should say that I call this bag Carissa 2 because the first purple bag I made has accompanied her everywhere for the past 6 months. She is my greatest fan and advertisement. Her new bag is in the works (don’t tell her!) and it is apple green!! I hope it will be ready for her birthday.
Inside there is a zipper pocket and an open pocket on the one side and a turquoise suede open pocket on the other. The lining is a beautiful striped fabric which adds strength and structure to the bag. It came from Montreal’s fabric district. I am looking forward to getting back there next month!
Wendie Scott Davis
Another absolute stunner. And you are right, the seams from the jacket (and I know exactly the style you are talking about) are perfect in this bag. I swear I am drooling looking at this, but the very last thing I need is another bag. LOL
The blog is looking Fantastic! I was excited to read all the recent posts and I must say that I am thrilled for the apple-green purse. With a purse to fit my laptop from time-to-time, I won’t be going anywhere without an origianl Birdbraindesign.
My purple purse is with me at the OSCA conference and it is always a head turner.
I really like this bag. It’s so interesting how you incorporated the original stitching. And the colour! Magnifique!