I have been wanting to show and tell you all about this bag for quite some time and at last I can!
This is the fabulous 'Bella' bag made from a pattern designed byChristine at ChrisW Designs. I have had the pleasure of testing the pattern for Christine and I can wholeheartedly say that it was a pleasure. This super pattern is very well explained and the end result is a bag that looks so professional.
The main delay was that I was waiting on bag hardware coming from China and as yet they have not arrived, but luckily for me Lisa at U-handbag got some back in stock. So I was ready to finish my bag.
The lovely red outer fabric is by Cath Kidston, and from my stash, and the lining is Hannahbella from Robyn Pandolph (two coordinating fabrics).
I just love the pockets in this bag. There are 2 elasticated pockets on the sides, 1 large pocket on the front, a zipped pocket and behind that another pocket, and two other pockets on the inside. On the back there is a zippered pocket, pretty much a bag with pockets for everything you need and more. I am amazed at how much I can pack into this bag (I'm very much the kitchen sink kind of girl).
Christine's pattern are available here and here and I definitely can recommend them- tell her Stephanie sent you.
I also have been testing another pattern, for a backpack, I have just finished it and I will be back to show you that soon.