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  • Brocade Evening Bags

    November 5, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    Sally made these gorgeous bags from Vogue pattern 8375 (B. Randle Designs) These brocade evening bags are the perfect size for toting to the opera, and “Otello”, Verdi's masterful adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy is this month’s San Francisco Opera production. All materials are from the 1st floor.
    "My superb warrior! How many torments,
    How many sad sighs, and how much hope
    Led us to these tender embraces!
    Ah! How sweet it is to murmur together:
    Do you remember!
    When you told of your life in exile
    The fierce events and your long sorrows,
    And I listened to you with my soul
    In those fears and with ecstasy in my heart."

    Sallys bags

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