I know I’ve been teasing you for weeks on Instagram and Facebook, but I just had to get it right. I can finally, confidently, present Arm Candy. (Thank you Mindy for the name! Bob wanted to call it The Quickie. We are NOT calling it The Quickie!)
I made the first one in the middle of zipper-fail with Date Night, and while I didn’t love the top zip, I loved the curvy shape. After another revision I changed the top zip to a recessed zip, but I kept the darts. Not only are they curvy so you don’t get the pointy, boxy effect I see on so many purses with darts, but I’ve added a trick to the pattern to eliminate the bulk behind the darts so you can nest them perfectly and they kind of disappear into the bag.
And the wristlet version was meant to be. I had these Kokka robots and spaceships on my shelf and realized they also NEEDED to be a wristlet. I was struggling with the top strap (I eventually re-wrote the pattern to make it easier), so on the floral one I added two straps instead, and again loved it so much that I decided all three options needed to be included.
I have so many more samples to share, and tons of amazing pattern tester examples, but I have exactly two weeks before I’m on a plane to Bob for the rest of September and October, so I need to make sure I’m ready to go! It’s faster for me to update Instagram and Facebook so if you’re dying to see more, pop over and see what everyone is making!
ARM CANDY IS ON SALE until September 15th for $10. I debated about the price but I want this one to be an easy decision for you. You need this bag. Make it a purse. Make it a wristlet. Make it in a couple of hours. Stash bust (it’s fat quarter friendly!) Have fun with darts! Use up your shorter zips! (I used purse zips for the pattern writing but plenty of standard zips for the samples and on this one, I give you permission!)
I’ve spent the last 3 weeks sewing, so I should be PACKING, and YOU should be sewing!