Bag Six: The Parisienne Party Bag was also a gift for a friend’s birthday; this particular friend has an amazing wardrobe, travels frequently, and loves to go out dresses for the occasion when she does.
I also played around with the concept of sewing the lining and the outer pieces together as one unit, and then finishing the interior seams with contrasting bias tape. This idea has its’ pros and cons, and I think I will use the technique on some pieces going forward, but it’s not going to become my main method of construction for most of the pieces.
Bag Six is a simple stunner, with a flat base and oval silhouette.
Custom collaging on the front slip pocket and the back panel create a striking design when paired with the multicolored fancy weave. Simple quilted accents, and contrast lining with two interior slip pockets and lobster claw key fob catcher mean you’ll never be searching for your phone, your lipstick, or your keys again.
Bag Six also shows some variation in hardware and embellishment – this is the first time I’ve gone with a slim version of the vegan leather strap, instead of the sturdier multi-layer edition; I also went with a 3/4″ finished width – which is impossible to do with the additional layers if you want to maintain any sense of proportion. Since this is a party bag and not a daily driver, I wasn’t too concerned with the idea that the bag would be overloaded and the strap would fail.
I’m toying with the idea of putting a very simple, single, small grab handle on the top gusset section of the next iteration; I thought about that for this bag, but then I realized that with the super slim depth it would be hard to do without creating an unbalanced load that could look awkward.
Finished size is 8″ tall, 6.5″ wide, 3″ deep.