Friday, 4 May 2012

A haaaaandbag?

No, a manbag. For my lovely Dad, who saw the one I made for myself, thought about how he carts wallet and glasses and phone (his phone is better than mine and he is nearly 82 - I should rectify this) and decided he would like a bag of his own.



Mine is a two zip hipster (a marvellous pattern) in vibrant Amy Butler prints which will be wonderful in summer and completely doesn't go with the goretex walking coat I am currently living in.




His is thick black suiting material (gabardine?) lined with a mad Union Jack print because he is fiercely patriotic and because it makes me think of sensible waistcoats with secret hidden outrageous linings.



He hasn't seen it yet (so Dad, if you're reading, watch out for the postie) and I hope he likes it. Because I was thinking about him with every stitch I made, and as a result, for once I didn't swear at the sewing machine during the process.

22 comments:

  1. I am a big fan of subversive linings - brilliant man bag idea!

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  2. Love it. And Lady Bracknell's line is one I use often. Amazing the number of situations in which it is applicable too.

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  3. Ahh 'The importance of being' a good daughter ....Im sure he will love it ..love Jan xx

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  4. Love it!
    And go and buy a new phone now...
    Ax

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  5. What a bag. Certainly one to feel patriotic about.

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  6. truly brilliant! my dad has a man bag, although his came from a national trust gift shop.... and I too love the stylish lining. I'm making myself a bag from a harris tweed jacket, it has shockingly red liberty paisley inside.

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  7. I do love a hidden surprise!

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  8. What a fun gift for your Dad! I love that union jack print -- I just got a little bit myself -- I was thinking I should have purchased more!

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  9. Truly ace. Perfect for Jubilee year.

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  10. Is there no end to your talents? Love love love the lining. I always like it too when a sensible smart suit has a dramatic lining and this is just as fabulous!

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  11. Val, that's brilliant! It's also just the bag I've been looking for, so thanks for the link to the pattern - I'm going to buy it right now.

    Your Dad will be thrilled with it :o)

    xx

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  12. This is a lovely make. Not easy sewing black thread on black fabric, I always need my super strength specks for that. Lovely pattern too.

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  13. Crikey, what a star you are, that bag looks amazing and highly functional too, your father will be absolutely delighted. Love the lining, love the style .. such a great idea and I'm sure he will be the hippest octogenarian around!

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  14. What a fabulous bag for your dad Val! I love the lining and I'm sure it will make your dad smile too! Lucy xx

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  15. A brilliant bag Val - the lining is such a lovely touch, I'm sure your Dad will love it and appreciate every thoughtful stitch that went into making it x

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  16. its just brilliant and i'm sure he will be thrilled with it! xxx

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  17. It's wonderful, and made with love! I am sure he will treasure it.

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  18. Goodness, it looks very complicated - I'm sure there would have been swearing if I had been sewing it! Perfect for Jubilee year, he'll be the talk of the town.

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  19. What a good and talented daughter you are! Lucky Dad.

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  20. Fantastic. And I love that you have an 82 year old dad who will use a man bag - how cool is that?! What a sweet daughter you are.
    Jx

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