Thursday, June 16, 2016

Sexy Silk Dupioni Tote Bag #DomesticGoddess

I love the colors magenta and periwinkle, I just didn't realize how good they look together. And I love silk dupioni because of its rich, jewel-like color. So when I had large pieces of magenta and periwinkle silk dupioni left over from 2 shirts I'd made the idea of combining them into a tote bag seemed like an good idea.

The fabrics in the picture below is from my current stash - you can see what colors I tend to stockpile.

This is the front. It is made from a 16 year old Vogue Boutique pattern:

The periwinkle lining has 2 interior pockets:

And there is one huge pocket that goes across the entire back:

I didn't have enough of the periwinkle silk to line the whole thing so I used some leftover hot pink satin for the bottom of the bag.

The handles are stuffed with drapery cord and the button is a lovely vintage Czech Glass button. 

I spent the better part of yesterday working on it and am very pleased with the results. I even have some leftover silk shantung -- one piece in royal blue and another in a gorgeous violet that might look just as special in this design. 
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