Russian Dolls

Before I moved out of Los Angeles, Anna gave me some fabric she had picked up over the years in a beautiful Russian dolls print.  We looked through Amy Butler’s Style Stitches and settled on the Teardrop Bag.  It turned out so well, that Anna’s mom took one look at the bag and decided she wanted it.  (Ha!)  With the Yule box being sent out to my drum circle friends, I decided to make Anna an extra special present… a new Teardrop Bag of her very own.  This time, I had her choose from the (rather large) collection of Russian Doll fabrics on Spoonflower and she selected her top three.  Out of those, I chose the one with the green and yellow motif because it reminded me of spring and fresh, sweet possibilities.

Amy Butler Teardrop Bag

The bag came together just as it did previously and I used some remnant voile for the bag bands and the lining.  Anna had said that her mom’s bag strap was just a smidge too short for her preference… she likes a long strap.  This bag does not have an adjustable strap, so what I did was I extended the strap by cutting through the fold on the pattern piece and then adding in a few more inches.  Instead of a seamless shoulder strap, it now has some minor seams, but with the print, it’s difficult to tell so it blends in nicely.

Amy Butler Teardrop Bag

Amy Butler Teardrop Bag

I’m super happy with the magnetic stnap installation, too.  It’s much nicer on this bag than the first one!

Amy Butler Teardrop Bag

And overall, the final bag is really beautiful.  I’m so excited that Anna will have this in her hands later this week.  We became fast friends and stayed that way after I moved to Austin and I felt like a special gift for her was in order.  I’ve given instructions that she should be selfish and keep this one for herself… it might be hard, she’s going to have to keep it glued on her body!

Amy Butler Teardrop Bag

Amy Butler Teardrop Bag

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