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Rag and Bone

  • Mood DIY: Waxed Canvas Wine Tote

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    Whether you're going to a holiday cookout or a rustic bridal shower this summer, wine is always a wonderful host/hostess gift. And what better way to give it, than in a homemade tote bag to give it a more personal touch? This one took less than an hour to put together and all it took was a half yard of Rag & Bone waxed cotton canvas (I went with the brown), and a yard of gray cotton webbing!

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    Rather than make a separate base for this bag, I decided to just use the canvas. This meant two 14" squares, with 2" squares cut out of the bottom corners. These would later become the tote's base; so the bigger the cutouts, the wider the base.

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    Before sewing the front and back panels together, I added a small pocket onto the front for a corkscrew. It measured 6 " wide and 9" tall, and I used a red thread to give the bag a little more detail.

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    The next step was sewing up the sides and across the bottom of the bag, connecting the front and back. Once that was done, the base could be created by sewing the cutouts together, like you see in the photo above.

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    Lastly, I folded down the opening of the tote and top-stitched, and also added handles to the front and back, 18" long and 6" apart.

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    I really love the look and feel of the waxed canvas. It's sleek and durable, and the wax causes the surface to constantly change and crease, giving it more character the more it's used!

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  • New York Fashion Week Recap: Fall 2010

    It’s hard to get excited for Fall/Winter runway collections, when deep inside you can’t wait for the snow to clear and the sun to come out so you can pull out your denim shorts and flirty spring dresses. However, after seeing the runway collections from New York fashion week I can’t help but feel inspired. Fall 2010 seems to continue the whole American Sportswear re-invented and military trend. Cozy knits, fabulous outerwear pieces in heavy wools and fur, and big comfortable pants took over the runways. Everything seemed so practical and wearable that I couldn’t help but wish I had it all to wear now and keep forever. My favorite trend is piling on the chunky knits. This trend reminds me of the perfect ski weekend in Aspen but perfectly acceptable and comfortable for every day life. My favorite show that portrayed this trend was Rag and Bone. These two designers from Nashville totally get the whole Americana style. The mixture of textures and monochromatic tones worked perfectly together; mixture of stylish, comfortable, and cool. The designer’s inspiration for this collection was “crazy English guys who climbed Mount Everest in the twenties in tweed” and they nailed this perfectly.

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