I have no idea how you are doing, at least for me there are plenty of small bags for everyday shopping, self-sewn ones, giveaways, etc. What was actually missing was a really nice, big bag that could also hold clothes, fabrics, shoe boxes or other bulky things could be transported home comfortably and cleanly after shopping. So I decided to sew one out of one of CoBRANDa’s faulty second hand dirndl dresses. We have already tried different ways of upcycling with these clothes: children’s dress, sun visor and bag, patchwork blanket, dungarees, table runner, etc.
The wonderful thing about old dirndl dresses is the abundant material of the skirt. In addition, the bodice often offers beautiful decor. Orange isn’t exactly the ideal color for my clothes, but the durable fabric with the beautiful embroidery was perfect for a cheerful bag, you can see my first model from it here. But since there was still plenty of material, I decided to sew a really big bag. This time combined with solid black cotton twill.
The bag was created based on the “Rustical” model from the book Desire for bags. The author is Karine Marquise. In her book she shows 30 unusual models. What I particularly like about this book is the charm of Remi DAZIN’s photographs PepperMilk. The pictures look like snapshots from everyday life. But of course there are also a lot of charming bag models with exact dimensions and material specifications and of course the sewing instructions.
The “Rustic” bag is not too complicated – I like simple models – but I was mainly concerned with proportions and dimensions. The bag can be carried comfortably over the shoulder. The seams are decoratively stitched with an orange zigzag stitch. The inner lining also shines in matching orange. A fabric loop with one of my beautiful wooden buttons serves as a closure.
Conclusion: a faithful companion…beautiful and practical
Material: faulty secondhand dirndl by CoBRANDa, black cotton twill, lining
Cut: from the book Desire for bags– 30 unusual models by Karine Marquise, published by Topp Verlag / DC International 2016, 62 pages, photos throughout, format 22cm x 29.5cm, ISBN 978 3 7724 7230 5