Monday, July 30, 2007

You still have time to submit a beach bag!

Ann Taylor Loft
Image from an ad for Ann Taylor Loft.


Thursday, July 26, 2007

Beach tote/mat, 1967

Beachwear from towels, 1967
I adore this pattern. (click image to enlarge)

This tote converts into a beach mat.
The entire thing is constructed from placemats.
God that's fun!

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Are you sewing your beach bag?

Oh my gosh, the internet crashed where I was staying, so I apologize for my absence here.
Now I'm home, and it feels so good to get back on the computer!

I'm getting a bit nervous about this current challenge, as I've had very few entries so far.
Come on guys--there's still time.
Even, um, I haven't started yet.

Still not sure what you're going to create?
How about a fun shape?
Like this cool scarf-like beach bag (design 'b') from 1949
Vintage bags patterns, 1949

Or maybe for you it's all about the fabric.
This out-of-print Burda pattern calls for terrycloth to make the simple tote--to me that's an invitation to use a vintage beach towel for fabric.
Burda beach wear pattern

Speaking of sewing with beach towels, Indygo Junction has a current pattern available to make a large tote out of a towel.

Okay, now get sewing!!!

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Monday, July 9, 2007

More Vintage inspiration

Summer dress and bag pattern, 1966
Teen Summer dress, scarf, and bag pattern, 1966.

The bag can be made with fabric or with vinyl.

Dig the pom-pom trim.

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Monday, July 2, 2007

You can always opt for whimsical

Frog Bag, 1979
Who knew tankinis had been around so long?
Fun pattern that includes a beach bag with an appliqued frog design.
Zippered, and trimmed with piping.
Copyright 1979.

Seriously, how fun is this?!

Have you figured out how you're going to make your beach bag for this challenge?
Photos to me by the end of July please.

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