I really enjoyed pattern testing the Lapin Noir for Sara and after using it a couple of times a friend asked if I could make one for her without the shoulder strap as she didn't want it folding over. After a bit of deliberating, I set about adjusting the pattern: tracing around the pattern for the main body piece of the bag and then moving the original template across by 2.25" to extend the top curve and leave a smaller 'tab' sized shape at the top, which I extended up by 0.5"
The rest of the bag I made up as normal, omitting the strap extenders and tabs. For the main shoulder strap, I measured the width of the tab after I had sewn the side seam and cut a piece of fabric 4 x the width of the tab (less the seam allowances needed for sewing the bag front and lining together, about 4") and then made as per the pattern.
And here we have it - a new take on the Lapin Noir, as modelled by Little Girl!
|A Lapin Noir shoulder bag by fabricandflowersuk|
And check out the almost perfect pattern placement on the phone pocket! Although I have to say that it was more luck than judgement!!!
And here they are side by side for comparison...
|A clutch of Lapin Noirs! by fabricandflowersuk|
This is such a fun pattern to make, I can still see more in my future, maybe with a longer strap so that I can wear it across my body?!
Hope you're all having a great weekend,
Todays sky ● gorgeous blue and overcast at times!