Monday, October 13, 2014

The Square Tote

I love big bags. I always have a ton of things to tote around... So I designed the Square Tote just for me. I used repurposed wool and brand new waxed canvas and leather. This is a perfect tote to carry the supplies for a Fall picnic, to take to the market, or to use whenever you need a large tote. Find it here

Nice Fall colors

It folds neatly for storage

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fall Sale at Zakken

It is never too early for Christmas shopping! Enjoy 20% off a whole bunch of Zakken bags and clutches! Waxed canvas, leather, wool and vintage silk! Click here to check them out.

This is only a small sample of bags that are on sale:

A great carry-all or beach bag: the Ombre tote.

 One of my favorite totes: The City Tote.

 An elegant and super practical navy waxed canvas tote with a leather bottom.

One of a series of six bi-color waxed canvas totes with a zippered top.

I also have many made-to-order designs. Click here to view my shop.
Happy shopping!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Elisalex Dress Hack

I love the Elisalex dress. There are so many fabulous versions of this dress on the blogosphere....hereherehere, and here... and so many more....
I just wasn't sure how the skirt design would look on me... So I used the Elisalex bodice- with the By Hand London ladies' sew-along, it was a breeze, even for a beginner like me.
I just love the back neckline of the dress.
For the skirt, I used BHL circle skirt calculator. Super easy!
The fabric is a cotton linen from Mood. A bit heavy, but with a lovely texture.

After looking at the 3/4 sleeve Elisalex on the BHL website again, I think I want to try the original skirt.
Have you made your Elisalex?