So I asked my daughter Jen what she wanted for her birthday and of course she said "A new bag!" I haven't made a bag in a while, so I was happy to oblige.
She picked the Brooklyn Handbag by Swoon Patterns and we decided on these fabrics: Floral Swell from the Fleet and Flourish line by Maureen Cracknell for the exterior and a Monokeros Ocre Stripe from the Fantasia line by Sara Lawson for the lining. All the contrasting trims were made with a Natural Cork fabric from Sew Sweetness. I've always wanted to try the cork fabric ~ it sews like a dream!
Between the pattern and a Photo Tutorial on the Swoon blog, the handbag went together without any hiccups and I'm SO happy with how it turned out!
Linking up with Lorna for Let's Bee Social #145.