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« on: January 12, 2014, 07:48:14 PM »

I finished my linen 1860s traveling bag this weekend! I used information shared by many users in several threads on the SA over the years to base my version on, in terms of material type, color and overall dimension.  There are additional pictures of originals that inspired me and more of views of the finished version on my blog.

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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2015, 09:04:40 AM »

Nice work, the feather stitching is a nice touch.


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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2015, 07:51:52 PM »

Jealous.  I want one of those bags!  How much does it hold?

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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2015, 02:49:28 PM »

A lot!  I have three original bags and it's amazing how much stuff you can fit in one. I can get a complete set of undergarments - chemise, corset, drawers, stockings, garters, two petticoats, a bag with toiletries (comb, brush, toothbrush, etc.) and a bag with small accessories, e.g. jewelry, fan, hankie, hairnet, in one bag. I could probably fit a folding parasol in there also.


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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2015, 06:57:09 AM »

Ditto what Carolann said...they hold a lot! 

Also, if your mister needs a bag and a nice carpet bag is not in the cards, these can be made up for men and women.  I made one for my dh in a drab green with black soutache trim.  Of course he protested he didn't need it but has used it quite a few times.

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