I can hardly believe I am finally able to share my new pattern with you! I started off only planning to do one small size, perfect for a little girl BUT as is the norm for me, I ended up complicating things and making three sizes....so of course, that took a little (Ok a LOT longer) to get it all sorted BUT YAY! I am done now!
It probably took me more time to decide on the name from all the entries in the Bag Naming Competition, than to design the bag! Well it feels like it anyway! Ha! BUT....with a little help, we now have a winner and a name! DRUMROLL.....
The Bodacious Bowler Bags! Thank you Cynthia-Lynn from over in our Facebook Group! I will be in touch with you shortly to arrange your collection of the pattern PLUS two others of your choice from my pattern shop! Thank you so much! :)
OH and the good news is, if you like the Little Girl Cartoon machine embroidery on the two children's sizes, the files are available to purchase in my shop too and are exclusive to ChrisW Designs! The artist is my daughter when she was a child. I thought her drawings were so cute and appealing for children and would look great on things for kids....so I had one professionally digitised and here it is!
I hope you like it! It's available in two sizes. Approximately 3" tall and 4" tall. :)
OK....back to the bag....
The Bodacious Bowler Bag is a stylish bowler bag which comes with 3 sizes included. Two smaller sizes perfect for little girls plus a larger mummy size. All versions feature a front slip pocket perfect for featuring your favorite embroidery design or fabric. Inside you will find a zipper pocket and a slip pocket. The large size also features a quick access exterior phone or key pocket. Vinyl or Cork accents and straps complete the picture.
Finished sizes: SMALL: Approx. 21.5cm W X 17cm H X 8cm D (8 ½” W X 6 3/4” H X 3 1/4” D)
MEDIUM: 26.5cm W X 20cm H X 10cm D (10 ½” W X 8” H X 4” D)
LARGE: 32cm W X 24cm H X 13cm D (12 ½” W X 9 ½” H X 5” D)
Let's look at the testers versions. All of which I LOVE! The testers have all done an amazing job! Thank you Ladies!
First up we have Judith of Judith Stitches with a Large:
Daryl of Patchouli Moon Studio with Large:
Maria of Mia Creates. Maria made the small one for use as a cosmetic bag. What a great idea! It's the perfect size!
Tara with a Large- UhOh Creations
Judith of Judith Stitches made a second one, the Small size:
Next up we have Heather who made the Small: Her gorgeous Grandson has claimed the bag! :)
Sheila has made the Medium:
Barbara made the Small. Such a gorgeous model!
Yanna of Bags By Hoana made the Medium. Another gorgeous Model!
Lisa of the Sewing Cabin Shop made the Small: WOWZA FOUR gorgeous Models!
This one is pf Lisa's granddaughter Emily who was on her way to a birthday party and insisted taking the bag to carry the card and present in. LOVE this photo! :)
Sheryl made the Medium: Another gorgeous Model!
Diane made the Medium:
Natalia also made the Medium: What can I say....yet another gorgeous Model!
Rachel of Tiger In a Tornado made the Large:
Ellen of Things by Ellen made the Large:
Last BUT definitely not least, this Medium one is by Pat....
What can I say! I think all these gorgeous models are stealing the show away from the bags! :) Great work girls! :)
The Bodacious Bowler Bag pattern is available in my shop NOW by clicking HERE! Also available separately are the Embroidery files for the Girl Cartoon featured on the bags. You can find those HERE! Watch for more designs coming soon....