Beau and I married in November '91 and took a cruise out of Puerto Rico for our honeymoon. After the cruise, we sat in the Puerto Rico airport for several hours awaiting our flights. We took turns shopping and/or watching the carryon luggage. Of the things I purchased was a bathing suit coverup, with the Puerto Rico sun face. Fast forward 19 years and last week I was cleaning out my closet and came across this, almost vintage, garmet. Two problems ... it has a stain around tummy level, and two, it's doubtful that it will ever fit again anyway. But, I still love the Puerto Rico Sun emblem. Instead of tearing up for the rag bag, I moved to my studio for further consideration.
So, let's see. I picked the same messenger bag pattern I used for Shannon's Christmas bag, selected some fabrics, some lace, some ornaments and played around until I decided on these combinations. Stitched it all together and ta-da .... the Puerto Rico Sun Messenger Bag!.