Monday, May 19, 2008

Butterick B4409: Ideas for Another Westie Bag

Recently I saw this bag in a catalog from Talbots:


It's a cute summer bag, but I'm not especially fond of pink flamingos. It reminds me just a little bit of one of the pieces in my Westie fabric
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These are embroidered white terriers on denim, and they aren't all lined up and orderly like the flamingos. Close enough for me. I purchased this as a remnant some time ago and have been waiting for just the right project to use it.

I started searching for a pattern similar in style to the Talbots pink flamingo bag and came up with Butterick B4409:
I really only looked at the Butterick patterns because they were recently on sale for $1.99.

Don't you think that View C/D (the large green on the left and the floral on the lower right) are a pretty close match to the Talbot's bag? I think I'll leave out the contrast patches at the bottom. So far I've collected rings and a purse zipper for this project; I'm still considering what to use for the lining and handle.

This will probably be a June or July project . . .


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