PPC22: More Kaleidoscopic FUN!


in our last post I revealed the name of our new design for Summer 2020… we’re going to call it “the OutBreaker“! This is a name I think is totally appropriate for the tough situation we’ve had to deal with here for almost the totality of 2020 and this name will always remind me that this is the design I created while sheltering in place because of that horrible virus! So with that back ground info, let me show you my next sample!

I used fabric from Paula Nadlestern’s latest fabric collection, “Where in the World” for this sample. (I’ll tell you more about this yummy fabric at the end of this post.) For this particular sample, I paired it with a faux patent leather I’ve had in my stash for quite sometime.
The OutBreaker has a nice WIDE entry to the main compartment and there a roomy 2nd zippered pocket on the inside as well. And since this bag measures 12″ wide X 12″ tall X 3.5″ front to back, you can reasonably expect to carry quite a bit!

And here’s the deal about this picture! I had just finished the zippered Bag Back and was about to set it aside for a later step but when I opened the zipper, THIS is what I saw! It was a moment of total serendipity! I was using a fabric designed by Pat Sloan for the lining which was covered with various “sewing sayings” so I guess I shouldn’t have been so surprised but its unusual for something like this work out so perfectly on its own!

Which brings us back to this incredible fabric panel by Paula Nadelstern, called “Where in the World“! I guess I have a weakness for a beautiful kaleidoscope design and this one certainly qualifies.

And many of you know that we’ve used several of Paula’s Kaleidoscope fabrics successfully in the past with our patterns such as the Flaptastic and the Sling Along so if you’re interested in more info about this yummy panel print, click HERE!

And many of you have asked about when this pattern will be available for sale on our website and I’m pleased to announce that I’m hoping to release this pattern sometime in late August (which is extremely rare for us)! I simply can’t remember the last time we’ve released a pattern in the summer, but I guess that’s what happens when our retail shows all get cancelled! 🙁

And now…. it’s YOUR turn!

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  1. Barbara Ballard on July 29, 2020 at 6:29 am

    LOVE the fabric! The bag design is great, but that fabric really sets it off.

    • Kat on July 29, 2020 at 5:06 pm

      Thank you Barbara. Pauula Nadelstern fabric can turn up the wattage on ANY bag, right?

  2. Mary B on July 29, 2020 at 11:48 am

    This particular bag is ranking very high on my list of ‘All Time Favorite’ SKD sample bags. Absolutely Gorgeous!

    • Kat on July 29, 2020 at 5:07 pm

      Why thank you Mary! 🙂

  3. Virginia Barbaro on July 29, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Love it! Love the fabric! Looking forward to late August.

    • Kat on July 29, 2020 at 5:08 pm

      Thanks Virginia, I am also excited about this release!

  4. Norma Heaton UK on July 30, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Well done! Absolutely gorgeous, this is a fabulous design, and I would vote it for the cover pattern,. It is appropriate as it has a kind of feel of the awful pandemic Corona virus, but is way more beautiful!!!