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.


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...

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Always Inspire said...

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