And here are two examples of a simplified version that use the pleat idea but are a lot faster to make. The photos aren't true to colour sorry, no sun today.
Yellow tweedy cotton and a rayon lining.
This fabric was quite stiff and held the shape well.
Red gaberdine with brown and red polka dot lining.
The first time I have used a knit fabric for lining and it worked well.
A better look at the linings.
I'm really pleased with the results, but it was worth making the first bag to understand what made it look so good.
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