When Organic Cotton Plus offered me the chance to try out some of their fabric, I was happy to give it a go after seeing Lladybird and Lucky Lucille’s fantastic makes – not to mention the sustainable angle, which is what I do for my day job.
So I made a bag for Cashmerette Lauren!
I chose the Evelyn & Janette twill, being a print lady and all. My original plan was to make a skirt. However, when I got the fabric, it wasn’t quite as I imagined – instead of being black and white, it was brown and beige on a canvas “natural” type background, and also a bit heavier than I was expecting (they do have an oz weight listed, but I’m useless at understanding what they mean). Moral of the story: best to order a swatch first.
However, though it was no longer really Jenny-skirt material, it immediately announced itself to be precisely up the alley of dear Lauren, and perfect for a summer-to-fall bag!
|Left: photo from Organic Cotton Plus website; Right: my photo of the fabric
And little pleats where the handles meet the bag:
All in all, a nice make! The cotton was great to work with, and clearly high quality, and I would definitely use Organic Cotton Plus again, but make sure I swatched next time.
Do any of you make bags, dear readers? Any favourite patterns? Has Amy Butler ever boggled *your* mind?!