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Saturday, 28 September 2013

Uptown girl...

Via the magic of technology, whilst you are reading this, dear hubby and I will be gadding about that there London, as our anniversary treat!

So in honour of the big day, I made myself a For Pleat's Sake Tote.  I am not the only one to have fallen for this free pattern, and by all accounts not the only one to have fallen foul of the dreaded pleats!

A word to the wise... when you make the two marks for each pleat, do not fold and match the marks together; they indicate where the fabric folds.

So here's my bag...


Lush Uptown paired with some Random Pencil Check in linen (good brown!).  I got my handles from Bag Clasps - super fast, and added a magnetic snap for a bit of mental security.

I stitched the handles in matching dark brown thread, which may, or may not have looked better on the inside if I had gone lighter, but I prefer the thread-less look on the outside, so be it...


It's a great size; big enough for all my usual gubbins and a bit of extra rummage room; and so quick to make, after that first set of pleats!

So love you and leave you, I expect I have shopping to do!

25 comments:

  1. This is a great bag and thanks for the note about the please! I'm trying to find a US source for those handles....Have a great anniversary!!

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  2. I matched the marks when I made it - are you telling me I did it wrong?

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  3. Lovely bag ad I hope you had a great day....I know you did x

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  4. Happy Anniversary!! And your bag is gorgeous. Such pretty fabric

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  5. Looking at your IG feed earlier, I suspect it's now stuffed with Liberty...

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  6. I'm sure that you and Hubby are having the best time....and that bag..wow..love it.

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  7. This is such a beautiful bag - love these fabrics!

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  8. Lush was the perfect choice for this bag.

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  9. I had been so worried about where you were going to put your gubbins. Crisis averted, in pleated style. Hope you are thoroughly enjoying yourselves in Londontown.

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  10. Vary smart! Hope you enjoyed your London anniversary trip and the bag is replete, not just re-pleated, with lovely gubbins!

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  11. Love it! I really need to make on of these....

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  12. From your IG feed it looks like you had a good gad about! Lovely bag H.

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  13. Looks gorgeous! The thread on the inside is just an extra design feature.
    Have an awesome time!!

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  14. Hope you enjoyed London and the bag got the admiration it deserves.x

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  15. Love the bag and I am glad it wasn't just me who didn't get the pleat thing ;-)

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  16. Lovely pleats sake - I like that pattern a lot!

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  17. Lurveeeee your bag. Enjoy your trip to the metropolis and thanks for the heads up on the pleats!

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  18. Hope you had a great day, Your bag is fab.

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  19. Congrats on the ten years, and congrats on the lovely bag (and congrats on finding a brown that you can live with)

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  20. That is fab- and very me, I might need to make one! I can recommend this Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/3Dpatternpaper?section_id=5738549) for handles too but they can take a while to get over from Hong Kong.

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  21. Very uptown - have a great time!

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  22. What a sweet looking bag. I'm so mad at myself for not grabbing more of that beautiful Lush fabric when it became available. Happy Anniversary!

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