Yesterday, I spent a few hours working on the Buttercup bag. I thought it would take me a couple nights to get it done, but (surprisingly), I got it all cut, sewn, and put together last night.
I bought a bag from Jessica Jones' etsy shop (now closed) last year because I love her fabric. I didn't realize that I could make one for myself for a lot cheaper. The one I bought was a tad on the small side, but still super cute.
I enlarged the pattern pieces a bit and added orange lining and orange buttons. I think it turned out pretty well for my first attempt making a bag of any kind. I have enough fabric to try another one, but I think next time I'll use a heavier fabric for the lining and sew the strap before I sew the inner and outer pieces together.
I decided to omit the decorative fabric piece to go under the buttons as well as add an extra pocket for the inside.
You can see some altered versions of the bag made by the designer, Rae, here.