Wednesday, September 14, 2011

V and Co: new pattern coming soon: the beach bag

the beach bag pattern available october 2011
remember a while back this last summer i showed you a little peek of what i was sewing? well it was this bag that i am so happy to finally be able to show you, and to give you a little of a bio of the bag.
fabric: is by cabbages and roses through moda available at quilt stores this month (look for it!)
use of bag: well obviously you can use it for the beach...but don't stop there! use it to go to farmers market, or use it to carry a blanket to sit on when you go to the park or to a friend's picnic. (i've used it for a church bag, and for the pool as well!)

 when the lovely gals at cabbages and roses asked me to work with this fabric line i immediately gravitated towards the stripes. they were gorgeous in my eyes: simple and two toned, they were a recipe for simple classiness. they  have an array of coordinating florals and solids in this line  (ahem but i REALLY want the navy blue stripe next!!!)

 um and speaking of simple classiness: check out their other products:


they have a beautiful collection of fabrics, clothing, and homegoods. when taking my pictures of the bag i wanted to keep the simple feel that they express in their photos. i love everything in the way they set up their shot, and i can tell you one thing, i am on the hunt for some lovely simple second hand slightly banged up chairs to use in photo shoots in the future.

ah yes, but lets get back to my bag shall we?
of course it being the middle of summer when i got to work with the fabric all i could think of was spending the whole day at the beach, like i did as a teen.
this bag would look so great at the beach. or on my shoulder while i wait on the dock to get on the boat, or at my feet while sitting on the bench reading a book.

the flower is detachable so you can have an even simpler look
my husband took one look at the bag and said "you could put katie in that! how big is that thing?" well its big.
and btw way to kill the "i'm a teen at the beach looking hot moment."

in this bag you can carry towels, swim suits, flip flops, sun screen, maybe a little snack, and has an inside pocket for your cell phone, keys and glasses for when you are in the water.

or you can take a quilt, t-shirt and flats to dress down after work to hit the park or the BBQ your friend is throwing to celebrate the change of the season.

or you can take all your kid's "shhhh toys" and snacks and coloring books and diapers and wet wipes to use it as a diaper bag.

or we can be realistic and say you can put basically everything minus the kitchen sink because you are a mom and you can find bandaids and long lost cheerios, half broken crayons, to do lists that were crumpled and lost, the spare key you've been wondering where it went, half torn coloring books, a couple of messed up barbies and clone troopers missing arms down at the bottom of any bag.
this bag can be that bag too.
whatever the case, this bag can handle it.
this bag is reversable if you want it to be as well. :)

this bag can carry everything you need (and a little more?) and i'm happy to announce that this pattern will be made available as a packaged pattern coming to my shop in october.(yup, this would be my second packaged pattern with the houndstooth being my first...both available in october for wholesale orders as well as individual sales in my shop)

breath...okay...two things i've been meaning to tell you...one last HUGE one left... maybe monday? ;) any guesses?
oh and i made something else with that ruffle fabric. i might show you that this week too. we'll play it by ear though. ;)
we'll talk soon.

25 comments:

Andrea said...

Adorable. Love the colours, the flower, the size.Congrats!

sonia said...

Beautiful! I've been looking for a bag that size all summer. When you say packaged pattern, you mean with the fabric, as a kit? Will it be available in pdf. Thanks. I love your work!

V and Co. said...

Packaged pattern: paper physical pattern. Hmmm, I may need to change the wording on that.

Heidi said...

Darling bag! Hmmm....baby on the way?

Felicia said...

LOL at the idea of a baby :o)

*katie said...

So, so cute. Love the stripes!

V and Co. said...

Shut up Felicia, i still have a few good eggs in me! But...uh no, not a baby. :/

catie said...

what an adorable bag! i love the stripes and that it's reversible! :)

Wag Doll said...

Gorgeous bag, and the colours are adorable. x

Anna said...

shut up vanessa! this is awesome. and hmm, a bun in the oven?!?! hehe, can't wait until you can share your huge surprise!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

OMG - I've got to get that pattern! My bags get bigger and bigger as the kids get older! I love the fabric choice too. Oh and is Miss Katie going to be a big sis??? That's my guess. Take care - Jenn

L Johnson said...

Love this big bag! Can't wait to hear about the big surprise!

holly | bijou lovely said...

Love this!! So pretty in stripes. I'm guessing you're writing a book, seems like that's what all the cool kids are doing lately :)

Sinta Renee said...

I love what I see here! I have a couple of Cabbages and Roses books. The style is lovely like you said. So nice and relaxing. Can't wait for your other big news!

Julie said...

haha @ Felicia!! V you need to make me a version of that bag because #1 I really like it and #2 I'm the one who lives in FL now and you sadly do not have a beach. I miss you so! Are you sure you don't want to come see Mickey or something??? Or see BD with your best buddy???

V and Co. said...

Julie, I'm a little embarrassed that my best bud shortens "breaking dawn" down the "BD" and even MORE embarrassed that I'm seriously thinking about it AND knew off the bat what "BD" stood for!!!!!

V and Co. said...

Julie, I'm a little embarrassed that my best bud shortens "breaking dawn" down the "BD" and even MORE embarrassed that I'm seriously thinking about it AND knew off the bat what "BD" stood for!!!!!

Vivian said...

Are you going to do a preorder of your houndstooth blanket in the bigger sizes? I want that pattern so bad I can't wait! My son just moved into a twin bed and is using my old Winnie the Pooh one. Not super girly, but not awesome boy either.

FL Nixons said...

Ohhh, that bag is speaking to me. Saying, "Make me!" Actually, I have a girl's trip planned for NYC Oct. 13 and I would LOVE to make that bag for my 4 friends I'm going with. BUT...! When exactly in Oct. is that pattern coming out, do you know? Not sure I if I can whip them up in time but I would love to take them with me and we can fill them with all of our NYC souveniers.

vanessa said...

vivian no pre order... sorry!
fl nixons: i think it should all be said and done off the printers and such things by the earliest middle of october (and that's being hopeful!) so as much as i WISH it were able to be here sooner...alas maybe you can make it when you come back?

Princess Martha said...

I just love it, and as I'm heading to the beach for a lovely hot beach christmas this year, I'm going to buy it when its released :) Cant wait!

sally from sally's angelworks said...

These pics are sooo gorgeous~ I am loving that bag! Just gorgeous, Vanessa!!! :)

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notes of sincerity said...

Such a cute bag!! I'd especially love it in those giant checks!! :o)

Ami said...

I am looking for a cute beach bag, which is enough huge for my big family I got here! and there here is! Such a lovely bag!
The description of this bag pattern says 25x18 is finished, could you tell me how wide will be also??
I have 3 boys and 1 baby boy (!) so I have to get huge beach bag!!!

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