Woooo… hoooo… witchy woman… see how high she flies… woooo… hoooo… witchy woman… she got the moon in her eye-eye-eye-eye…
C’mon, we know you’re singing it too. And for your sake, I hope you sound better than we do.
Off-key singing aside, we are so excited to release the first pattern from our new collection! And there is absolutely no better pattern to kick-start our Fall collection than this one.
Our 1970s inspired bucket bag is the classic statement of boho chic. It’s perfect for everyday use and it’s at the top of every trend list for Fall. (Which is rather miraculous since we’re never at the top of any trend list ourselves.)
We decided to use some amazing tribal fabrics to go along with the cool 1970s vibe. The top, bottom and straps are Sunprint Feathers Teal by Alison Glass, the middle panel is Hapi Camel Blanket Cloud by Amy Butler, and the lining is Josephine by Yuko Hasegawa.
A classic bucket bag, you can cinch the bag closed with a cord and slide that threads through 12 eyelets along the top band.
We know that eyelets can sometimes be intimidating because they’re almost always added once you have completed most of your sewing. No one wants to spend all of that time working hard on a bag only to cut an eyelet or grommet hole too large and ruin your final product. Not that we’ve ever done that. Cough cough.
So we made a short little video of how we like to insert eyelets, and we hope you find it helpful. It’s embedded below and we’ve also added a page to our header where this and other future videos will live.
(Courtney filmed the video and is hoping her voice only sounds like that because she’s already sick after only one week of her daughter being in preschool. Although, on the plus side, cold meds give you a nice little buzz while you’re off the wine.)
(Oh, and apologies for the blurry bits with the scissors in the middle. Live and learn, people.)
Witchy Woman has two removable versatile straps so you can decide day-to-day which length you’d like to use. The shorter handle can be used over your shoulder, in your hand, or in the crook of your elbow. The longer strap can be used over your shoulder or cross-body.
It also has a large front zipper pocket that would be great for stashing things you need to find quickly, like your keys or phone.
The lining features completely customizable inner pockets to fit anything you want to carry.
Like we mentioned in our last blog post, our test bags are now made with solid color fabrics to make the images in our patterns useful in both color and black and white. Here are some images of our test bag – you can see just how fantastic and classic this bag looks in solids.
We also cannot wait to sew this up in a delicious faux leather. Ali has already purchased some yardage and we’ll be sure to share photos when she’s done with it!
So if you want a bucket bag this Fall but don’t want to spend lots of money, make your own! Happy sewing, and remember, we’d love to see pictures of your finished Witchy Women. We’ll be back in a few weeks to release our next pattern – a sweet little 1920s inspired wristlet.