My niece August is celebrating her birthday today a long, long way from home. She is in Chile for a year, continuing her studies in Spanish. We celebrated her birthday last month on the eve of her departure, and here's what I made for her.
I used the Summer Serendipity bag pattern from Handmade Kate, slightly modifying the overall size of the bag and narrowing the shoulder strap.
I was inspired to make this bag when I saw August earlier this summer carrying an adorable black and white striped bag with a big yellow banana applique. I immediately imagined a black umbrella applique on this rainbow fabric that has been in my stash for years.
It seems to me this bag is prepared for just about any occasion, rain or shine. I'm thrilled to no end that the bag is roaming the brightly painted streets of Chile, on the shoulder of an equally bright young woman.
Oh to be young, abroad and August. Happy birthday!