PPC25: Gustav in Blue

So… it’s been a while since our last post in this series, but now that the 1st draft of the instructions for this new pattern is complete and on their way ( along with the templates & other supplies) to our testers, it’s time to get back to some serious sample making (and pattern naming)!!!

For this sample I used two more fabrics from the Gustav Klimt collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. You might remember that we also used fabrics from this line in a sample we created for our ErgoMatic pattern runup! AND… if you’ve been following us for any length of time, then you probably have noticed that I’m a sucker for metallic highlights in the fabrics I use! πŸ™‚

I must admit though that I had a hard time deciding which of our zippers to use in this sample. I was torn between our all gold zippers and this zipper in black with gold findings.

In the end I went with the black w/ gold zippers primarily because I’d already used the all-gold zips in a previous sample and also because I like the contrast which the black in the zipper tape provided against the blue fabric.

Because after all…. just look at how compelling these zippers look against this fabric.
And here we have a great look at the backside of this bag. and once again, I really love what this zipper choice does for this fabric combo! The pocket shown here is a full-depth pocket and a great place to store your key fob or anything else you need to provide secure storage for. πŸ™‚
So here’s a parting look at the front exterior of this sample. I love the way the front zipper almost completely encircles and frames the front pouch area, which by the way is the perfect place to stow your smart phone so you can hear it easily and have quick access πŸ™‚

Other Important Stuff…

the size: 8.5″ wide X 6″ tall X 3.5″

the anticipated release date: right now I’m hoping to be able to publish this pattern sometime in mid to late August 2021. And finally….

We STILL need to name this design! I’ve made progress in that I kinda like the word Baglet for this design, BUT… I still need a fun word to go in front of the word “Baglet”. So far I’m toying with these words,

the Boardwalk Baglet, the Biltmore Baglet, the Broadway Baglet, the Beltway Baglet

So in closing…

I’d love to hear your preference concerning these words, and if you have a suggestion you’d like for us to consider instead…preferably that begins with a “B”… we’re all ears! Please leave all suggestions in the space provided below.

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  1. Corinne Haehl on July 19, 2021 at 6:49 am

    I’m really anxious for this pattern to come out. I have my fabric picked out and I plan on ordering the notion kit with the pattern.

    • Kat on July 19, 2021 at 11:08 am

      That’s music to my ears Corinne! Thanks!

      • Crystal on July 20, 2021 at 2:49 am

        Lovely design! I’m looking forward to it’s release.

        • Kat on July 20, 2021 at 5:46 am

          Thanks Crystal and so am I! πŸ™‚

  2. Debra Reilly on July 21, 2021 at 3:46 am

    Biloxi baglet, Beacon baglet just some “b” words. I like Boardwalk.

    • Kat on July 22, 2021 at 9:13 am

      Thanks Debra! Naming these bags is SO hard! I appreciate all the help I can get! πŸ™‚

  3. Carolina on July 21, 2021 at 4:34 am

    Broadway Baglet seems to go with the glitzy/bling of this sample and your previous one with the silver stars zipper. I don’t envy you having to decide!

    • Kat on July 22, 2021 at 9:12 am

      Thank so much for this suggestion Carolina! πŸ™‚

  4. Patty Galbraith on July 23, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Love this one, Kat. Can’t wait for the release so we can get started. I already have some ideas for this pattern.

    • Kat on July 23, 2021 at 4:58 pm

      that’s music to my ears Patty! πŸ™‚

  5. Cheryl Suitt on July 30, 2021 at 5:19 am

    I too am a Kauffman fabric fan…and while not a lover of blue as a color I’d wear on my body, I would definitely say this Gustav in Blue bag rocks! Looking forward to the pattern release as I have that Egyptian stash of fabric to use. A new phone and it’s case are begging for a better fit and I think this new baglet will be perfect. Love that your bag patterns are customizable so I can reconfigure to fit my needs.

    • Kat on July 30, 2021 at 6:00 am

      I too am looking forward to the release of this bag because it feels like Ive been working on it forever! πŸ™‚ Thanks for commenting Cheryl!

  6. Trudy DeMeerleer on August 13, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Love this design and the fabric! The first word that came to mind was β€œBodacious”!!