taking out my new sewing bag on thursday night (and to a party on friday) i have found a weeny structural issue. i am rather slapdash with my handbags, and tend to throw them about a bit. and that tends to make things fall out of the roll.
solution? deep breath, convince self that one will not wreck one's awesome new bag, de-yellow the tape measure fabric*, and make a little flap for the roll.
i don't actually own a whole lot of fabric, and the fabric in my new bag was so utterly wonderful that i'm feeling very lucky that i got some of the tape measure print for christmas. mine's in a different colourway to Meshell's, so there's another shade of blue added to my bag now. i lined the flap in white cotton (all i had in non-textured pure cotton in the right shades).
i hope that Meshell won't mind if i suggest that a flap on the roll of her bags might be a slight improvement on the design that she might want to consider in future?
* the tape measure print fabric in any colourway has a yellow tape measure between the red and blue. i really don't like the colour yellow. Meshell told me about how she had to pleat the yellow stripe out of the fabric on the handles. i had to do the same to make the flap.