Coming in September: Meet Lily

Lazies, meet Lily, our newest Lazy Girl. Lily is a modest sized shoulder bag, perfect for light duty. Lily’s pleats, darts, curved shape and Empire waistband give her a modern and confident look while retaining her soft feminine and flirty personality. Don’t let these details scare you – I’ve made them Lazy! I promise.

Lily (LGD128) shown in ‘Fandango’ from Moda.

A long handle (42″) is great for wearing Lily cross-body to hang securely at your hip or hang straight from your shoulder. A medium length handle (27″) will allow Lily to tuck nicely behind your elbow when worn at the shoulder. Make the handle any length you like.

Lily has several inside pockets and a couple of handy pockets on the back for your cell phone and a pen or lip gloss. The pockets are located at the widest part of the bag, making them surprisingly generous.

A peek inside shows two pockets large enough for a Wonder Wallet (LGD211), sunglasses or checkbook, divided by a handy pen pocket. The pleated front allows for a few other essentials to nicely travel along with you.

Three pockets along the back wall.

Lily is about the size of a sheet of copy paper. She is 9″ wide at the top opening, gracefully widening to just over 10″ at the pockets, 10 1/2″ tall and just 1″ deep. Lily has a slightly rounded shape, making her a bit wider at the middle than the top or bottom. The back of the bag is flat. The front has both pleats and darts, offering depth.

Velcro Closure
Lily’s 9″ wide opening offers a Velcro closure. If you prefer, a magnetic snap would work well for Lily, too. I tried a zipper and it simply is too much for this size opening. A zip cuts down on the usable width of the opening and adds bulk at the shoulder strap and side seam.

The back view shows Lily’s gentle curves.

Four fun and fabulous prints are all you need to make the most of Lily.

1/3 yd of two main cover fabrics
1/2 yd handle and pockets
1/4 yd waistband

For a more varied look, use a handful of fat quarters. Keep in mind that you’ll need to piece the handle to the desired length when working with smaller cuts of fabric.

Back pocket panel is large enough for a cell phone and pen.

Interfacing and Batting
Lily’s delicate pleats are supported by a lightweight fusible interfacing, keeping them soft and feminine. A fusible batting or fleece offers structure for the bag lining, giving Lily just the right amount of invisible support.

What do you think of Lily?
Post a comment below and tell me what you think of our new Girl. I’ll have more info and notes for you in future posts as we await the arrival of our sweet Lily. She’s expected to arrive in September!


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62 Responses to “Coming in September: Meet Lily”

  1. Peggy F — August 11, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

    I love her! I’m a choir director and am always carrying a notebook and a couple other books back and forth to rehearsals and church. Juggling a bag for the books with a handbag (currently using Mini Miranda) for my regular ‘stuff’ is always a challenge. Enter our new Lily!

    I already have plans and fabric to make a Miranda dressed in Debbie Mumm’s music fabric but am enlarging her ever so slightly to accommodate a couple of notebooks. Now I can make Lily to go with her for my ‘essentials’! Bravo!

    But I can already see Lily dressed in the black, red and white fabrics I’ve been hoarding for so long. (I was just looking at them last night trying to see if I wanted Margo dressed that way.) Oh, I’m in trouble, too many lovely “Joan” designs, too little time!

  2. Rhonda — August 12, 2010 @ 8:44 am

    I just love Lily! I cannot wait to order it!!!

  3. Judy — August 14, 2010 @ 5:07 pm

    I want it!!!!

  4. Linda — August 14, 2010 @ 9:57 pm

    Love Lily! can’t wait to order her. Thanks Joan for yet another beautiful bag.

  5. Denise — August 15, 2010 @ 5:14 pm

    Love the bag, you can never have too many!

  6. Kim G — August 15, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

    Wow, this is too cute!! Love the material you choose also!!

  7. Mary Parrish — August 16, 2010 @ 3:26 pm

    She is absolutely beautiful and wonderful. Love the colors and everything about her.
    Thanks for yet another wonderful pattern.

  8. Miranda — August 18, 2010 @ 4:01 pm

    My only complaint: I have some fabric I want to use *right now* and I want to make a Lily with it. We’ll see if I manage to wait, or if I make a mini-me (a mini-Miranda, in other words) with this fabric and use something else for a Lily. 😉

    Seriously, I love this pattern. It’s too cute!!

  9. Glenda in Florida — August 19, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

    Wow–I was out of town for a couple weeks, and just checked all my groups today. Great news that another Lazy Girl is joining the family. Can’t wait! Lily looks like a winner!

  10. Joan — August 20, 2010 @ 11:35 am

    really, really, cute!! It’s all in the fabric selection! Just ordered my pattern, can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  11. Niki @ Stitchin' Heaven — August 23, 2010 @ 5:38 pm

    I have a feeling Lily is gonna be my new best friend! Sooo cute!! XOXO

  12. Jackie — August 30, 2010 @ 9:25 am

    Another winner, thanks so much. Can`t wait to make Lily for my grandaughters. We love your purses. Jackie