Sunday, 8 April 2012

Busy Busy........

Sometimes,you just don't see the wood for the trees. !! Having done a post about making a new bag prototype recently, I then realised there was a vital part missing. I have made so many of these missing parts over the years that I forgot about it. When I was a teenager, in the distant 1970's and 80's, I loved old films and developed a love of the clothes worn by the likes of Joan Crawford and Bette Davies. At the same time I adored Jumble sales, usually held in the local village halls. I would patiently wait with the steely grey haired dears out side, ready to run in and with sharpened elbows, and fight for my 10p bargins. This meant that I ended up with a wardrobe full of , what are now considered, "vintage". Original 1920's & 30's silk lingerie, 1940's suits and 50's frocks. But one of the consistent pieces I collected, and still do , are the beautiful silk square head scarves. I love them!! but I don't just wear them as scarves. I've made them into sun tops and dress, dressing gowns and bags. And it's the bags that I forgot to include in my recent post. I made my first scarf drawstring pouch bag at the age of 16 yrs old. 30 yrs ago!!!!! and I always have one. Over the years I've made loads of them, for myself, as presents for family and friends, and commissioned from others for gifts or to use themselves. this one I used for my wedding, not made from a scarf. but a drawstring bag.
This is the one I use for evenings, small enough, but big inside and it can be carried around the wrist , leaving hands free. The lining is made from a scarf.
This one I've been using for the past few years and is now rather tattered and sad. it's small enough to fit into a larger bag, and holds the essentials, so you don't loose them .
A flash of the red lining.
some newer ones, recently made and will be on the website soon.
Excuse the awful quality of the photo, but this shows the size better.

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