Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Al Fresco Serendipity

al·fres·co : taking place or located in the open air

ser·en·dip·i·ty : the phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for

The result: This brand new, original Sew Gracious design

This bag came to be on a quiet afternoon in my sewing room. I knew I wanted to make a bag, but didn't want to make a basic tote bag. What to do?

The new fabric, from the Al Fresco Collection by Marcus, was laid out on my work table. What a great name for a fabric collection! Fresh . clean . contemporary . crisp . Perfect!

I just started cutting & sewing; with no real plan in mind. As the work progressed, I knew this bag would be something new, something different.

It's nice to sew without patterns and just be creative. :) This is the result, the serendipity, of that quiet afternoon. I hope you love it as much as I do.



This OOAK bag can be yours. Just click the pics to go do the listing or go to the Sew Gracious Etsy Shop to see all the great goodies.

4 comments:

Jess said...

That bag is awesome! love your choice of fabric! I will be bookmarking your fabric selections for the future!

Melinda said...

So beautiful! I love sewing without a pattern but haven't done it in a while. I had a small handbag in mind today that was sort of getting me in the mindset to be creative. The shape and fabric on your bag are lovely.

GiDu said...

I am giving you a blog award. Here is the link for the details!
http://gidudesign.blogspot.com/2009/02/just-received-award.html

Always Inspire said...

What an amazingly gorgeous bag! Way to go! The fabrics are fantastic!
Julie