As some of you may know Evelyn was my very first published bag pattern! Well....that was some time ago now so I thought it would be FUN to go back and look at where it all began and see if I can make some improvements...and I did!
I am really happy to now bring you my NEW and IMPROVED version of Evelyn! Apart from new step by step photographs, I have re-visited the construction and, among a few other improvements, Evelyn now has a new and improved method of attaching the flap!
Here are some new pics - The first of which is made from gorgeous Asian Peony by Punch Studio for Hoffman Fabrics. This goregous fabric comes from my Sponsor, The Fat Quarter Shop. Please DO stop by and visit them.....their fabric range is awesome and for all you Aussies out there, their shipping times to Australia is just as awesome! I'm not just saying these things because they're my sponsor either.....they truely are FAB! :)
Here's an interior view:
It was really FUN re-making Evelyn....I also made one up using a colourful FUN Chevron print:
Of course, since I made changes and improvements, I had to have the pattern re-tested so I called in a couple of my ACE tester extraordinairs to test for me.......Marilyn has made several Evelyn's already....so I wanted to see what SHE thought of the new version, being an expert on them and all! Here is Marilyns version:
.....and here's a view of the back:
Just look at her awsome interior:
So what did Marilyn think of the new version of Evelyn? Here's what she said to me:
"I think it is so much better than the original which I thought was pretty great (I did make 5 of them)!"
Phew! After all that work, that was a RELIEF! LOLLL
Of course....I also wanted someone 'new' to Evelyn to test it as well...so I called on Robin and she made this gorgeous version:
So cheery, dont you think? Side view:
So here's the GOOD News!
a) If you previously purchased Evelyn and would like a copy of the new inproved version, simply email me with the approximate date of purchase and the email address you used to buy so I can find you in my system and I will send you the new copy for FREE!
and b) I am giving away 3 copies of Evelyn with up to 5 chances to win! just enter via Rafflecopter below!a Rafflecopter giveaway
Can't wait? You can also buy the pattern in my shop! Here's the deal - Buy the pattern now, enter the giveaway and if you win, I will refund the money back to your Paypal account! How cool is that? LOL
Don't forget to check out The Fat Quarter Shop if you haven't already done so for some great fabric to plump up your stash! :)