i decided to give the Charlie bag from burdastyle a go. the pattern is pretty basic so i made a quick cheap pick-me-up for a friend. i bought a black & white striped dress on sale for €3 and used the skirt piece and lining for the bag... it turned out pretty good - i used black bias binding around the edges and to hide the area where the arms join. i also used the dress straps to make a tie for it when it's rolled up:) sewing creation no.1 uploaded to blog... mission accomplished!!!