Bev. would do almost anything I ask of her in her job at JCD (some restrictions apply). But, she doesn’t really sew enough that she is set-up to test a pattern. She had been waiting and collecting things for quite some time, though to make herself a Junk Bag once the edits were done and the pattern was finished.
At some point, we decided I should make it for her, so she brought me a wonderful stash of linens, hankies, & embroidered pieces to chose from. It was hard to decide! I kept asking myself – “what would Bev do?”. She has a very unique gift of being able to “edit” and her discerning eye has saved me many times. Only Bev. can be Bev. – too much pressure!
She loves soft, romantic, clean, crisp, vintage-inspired pieces in the way that I do, so it was a joy to make her bag, even if it was hard to have her “eye”. She loved it in the end.. I love the brooch an the silk flower on the vintage tag.
There were a few things in her fabric basket that I didn’t want to send back when I was finished. But,as she said, “now you kow what I’ve got tucked away”. She brings her Junk Bag to work each week, but what I can’t get over is how pristine and pretty her bag looks! I think it’s another of her special super powers!