Bags with a story…

Posted on 09 June 2009

Ah the stories that fabric can tell when passed down through generations.

The scrap fabric that this bag is made from was left over from a dress that my nana made for my mother.ย  She tells me it was a long A-line dress with a hood (!) and a “muff” pocket for keeping your hands warm. And it had fluffy trim. I can only imagine what this must have looked liked – there are no photo’s, but you can bet that nana matched those seams perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚


Here’s the inside,

Looking down

And here it is again worn by my youngest son Jordan

Modelled by Jordan

The fabric in this bag also has a history, I think it was used for Bridesmaid dresses at my aunties wedding.

Tangerine shoulder bag

Yes, it’s bright tangerine crimplene. Can you imagine it in a long dress with a white lace ruffle down the front? Tee Hee ๐Ÿ™‚ I just love those 70’s fashions.

I used some coordinating retro knit fabric for the lining, and the for the pocket which didn’t turn out very well – it needed some iron on interfacing for stability. We live and learn!

Inside bag


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