Thursday, June 23, 2016

Dollie Cross Body Bag, Enlarged

I recently made the Dollie Mini Cross Body Bag by Swoon Patterns (a free pattern). Well I wondered if I enlarged the pattern how it would work. So I enlarged it and added some slip pockets inside and side gusset pockets too. It came out nice, although the gusset pockets could have been larger at the top (with a snap or elastic perhaps). What do you think?
I used a red, white and blue variegated thread and decorative stitch to topstitch the flap and tab.

Slip pocket in the back of the bag.

Since I enlarged this bag, I decided to add a slip pocket inside against the front of the bag.


I stitched a decorative stitch down the center of the strap, added a slip gusset pocket on both sides too.


To show you the scale difference, here is Mini Dollie and Bigger Dollie together.

And another view of the 2 side-by-side.

Both of these have sold.

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9 comments:

  1. I would kill for a bag like this )))

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  2. I love both bags, especially your fabric choices for the larger one.

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  3. That is so smart! How easy is it to slip hand to bottom of gusset pockets?

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  4. Nicely done and I like your additional pockets. Looks like you are ready for July 4th celebrations.

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  5. you can never go wrong with more pockets. great job and its fun to have the same bag in different sizes. I like how the colors make each other pop.
    Tara

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  6. I love your red fabric with motifs against the denim blue. You really made a good job of increasing the various parts of the bag. I find the gusset pockets just fine as they are. The sides are slimmer that way.

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  7. Adorable bag Daryl!!! I love the variegated thread stitching details :*). Looks like a nice purse for a casual outing.

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  8. These are awesome. I love the stitching detail and fabric on the bigger bag. Can never have enough pockets. Great job.

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  9. ... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand another pattern has hopped into my Craftsy shopping cart because of your inspiration - thanks for feeding my addiction! ;)

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