BasicGrey asked me to use fabrics from their new line, Little Black Dress, to sew a Michelle Patterns (formerly Keyka Lou) design called the Bucket Bag. I was able to select the fabrics from the line. Because it’s a fairly casual looking bag, I went with the prints that I thought were the most casual in feel–a large floral for the focus fabric and a fun polka dot for the lining and the accent band at the pocket.
I have used Michelle’s patterns many times before but this was the first time I have made this particular bag. It went together well and the directions were great as I have come to expect from her. I appreciate the fact that her directions are straightforward and clear without a lot of unnecessary information or rambling. It makes them easy to follow and they always sew up nicely.
This is a big bag (well, for me at least!) it measures 14″ high, 12″ wide and 5″ deep. I think it could be a pretty handy size and it fits comfortably on my shoulder.
This bag is heading off to quilt market but should come back to me someday; perhaps it will be my new bag for this time next year!
If you would like to check out Michelle’s patterns, they can be found here. I should have one more of her patterns sewn up in Little Black Dress to show you soon!