I'm taking a little departure from our regular Wednesday Showcase so that I can feature the lovely Amy Butler Beautiful Belle Bags that were posted on the Sew News Flickr page. The ladies all did such a lovely job and it was exciting for me to see them all take shape.
The two bags below are mine. I kept the one in front, but the bark cloth bag became a shower gift.
This lovely version of the bag was made by nvripley. Great combination of prints!
Look closely and you'll see peacocks in this fun print that lglsecretary79 used for her bag.
Love the polka dot combo used by evelynbadillohueller
ChristineBostonChristine knocked it out of the park by adding a zippered pocket to the interior of her bag.
ChristineBostonChristine also used a silk to make this fun version. Be sure to check out the Flickr page to see her lining. Great combination!
Woohoopepper lengthened the handles for the two versions that she made. One ended up being a Valentine's gift for her daughter. Lucky lady!!!
This beautiful rose in bloom version was made by jkaywiz120. Makes me dream of spring.
There are a few more that I was not able to copy to the blog and they are also quite lovely. You can see them by going to the Sew News Flickr page here, http://www.flickr.com/groups/2224982@N24/
I had so much fun watching the bags take shape and seeing the excitement of those who participated. A little secret, there are more sew alongs scheduled for this year. As soon as they are up and ready, I'll let you know. In the meantime, if you would like to access the videos and the blog posts that were done for the Amy Butler bag, you can find them here, http://www.sewnews.com/blogs/sewing/category/sew-along-amy-butler/
Hope you are having a lovely week!