Anyway, my team decided to do a DC versus Marvel theme. I immediately picked Poison Ivy. Not because I can pull off that outfit, but more because I've been wanting to do a project with leaves for a while. When I found a picture that showed Uma wearing the cape with all the leaves and color, I knew I was hooked.
I started planning the cape, but the more I worked on it and realized how much work it would be, I thought, "Gee, that's a lot of work for something I will wear only once." I changed my plans to do a duster and got busy. I selected my colors first and Swiper approved. My plan was to go with a muted pallet.
I got to work making leaves. I worked and worked and worked an worked and made 10 leaves. YIKES! Duster was out - decided to go shorter and make a vest.
More work to yield another 10 leaves. Okay, with a deadline approaching this was simply NOT feasible. I toyed with a shawl as I worked on more leaves, then decided a scarf was better. But, did I really want YET ANOTHER scarf? Nope. Then it dawned on me - girl needs a bag! Think of all those potions Ivy must have to carry around, plus her lipstick. Plus, she'd probably GROW here bag. Decision re-made.
As I designed the bag I decided to keep the gradient colors that show up in the cape. For the base I made two main panels (11" wide x 9" tall), two side panels (4" wide x 9" tall) and a bottom (11" wide x 4" tall).