February 16, 2017

Ellen's Esplanade by Chris W Designs

I was thrilled to test this new Easy Street pattern, Ellen's Esplanade from Chris W Designs. Christine's patterns are always so thorough with lots of pictures to help along the way.  The Easy Street Series are bags that take less time than her regular patterns but still help you produce a bag that is very professional looking.  I'm so ready for summer weather that I had to get summery with my fabrics.  Here she is...

Ellen's Esplanade measures 15"W (at the top) x 11.5"H x 5.5"D.  There are seams in the front of the bag and in the back, but none on the sides.  

There are very deep pockets on each side of the exterior to which the adjustable strap is attached.

Here is a side view of the pockets.

It is so roomy thanks to the boxed bottom. There is a zipper pocket on the inside.  If you need more pockets, Christine has a pocket supplement available that gives you a great set of pockets to add.

It closes with a recessed zipper.

You can see all of the testers' bags here.  You can purchase the pattern here. I think you will really love this one!