Oh summer, you hold such promise... Slow mornings, sunny porch steps, adventurous travel and lingering picnics. With a very important July birthday coming, and a summer adventure scheduled not long after I was longing for a light hearted, carefree, summer tote that could faithfully lug all of my necessities around with style and grace, not to mention delight the above mentioned birthday girl. I mean, who doesn't need a great new bag?!
Well, let me tell you, I was in luck one night at the library and found a Lotta Jansdotter's fantastic book, Simple Sewing, complete with patterns! Super Score! After going through the entire book a couple of times to get the old creative juices flowing I kept being drawn back into the All Day Tote.
|All Day Tote from book Simple Sewing by Lotta Jansdotter|
|A fantastic sewing book for beginners and up, in my opinion!|
My tote is the grey chevron lined with a very bright and summery Lazy stripe fabric in Sunset by Tina Givens. The outside is a poly/cotton blend twill with a cotton screen printed twill for the chevron pockets and handles. Totally Adorable!