Friday, May 02, 2008

Introducing....

Gloria :)

I used Amy Butler's Linen Morning Glory fabric for this bag...
"Gloria" seemed perfect.

This bag is for the BTRS swap and I finished it just in the nick of time (it's due tomorrow). Always the procrastinator...


Bag Bottom:
I added some feet (which are holding in the firm bottom - brilliant idea from Joleo that I will be using from now on)

Key clip and matching key fob
(and close-up of feather-stitching)


Big Inside Pocket #1

Big Pockets #2

How did I like the pattern? Overall, a lot. I've made a ton of bags, so I really just used the instructions for the pleated part and handles and then did my own thing for the rest. We all have our little tricks and ways of doing things, so I figured I'd stick with what's been working for me. I like the contrasting fabrics on the handle, but I wasn't fond of having to iron 1/4" folds on the fabric - next time I'll do it my favorite way (cut a 4" strip of fabric, fold it in half, iron, then fold the edges into the center and iron, fold, and then top-stitch). You'll need the second fabric to be a little thinner, so maybe 3.75" or 3.5" strips would work. It might be too thick to sew through all of the layers, but I think it would be fine - the handles now are a little flimsy and could use some oomph. I'll definitely be making this one again and will add a top zipper. The pleats really make this bag!

As for other odds and ends, next week I'll follow-up on everyone's posts left for my Earth Day post on 4/22 - I was really impressed to see that "green" living is becoming a part of everyone's lives! Doesn't it feel great!? Melody also has a fun tag for me to do... maybe I'll find my missing lip gloss (that I *just* bought on Monday)!

As for the winner of the wetbag.... it's lucky # 29! Sarah from The Pitter Patter Boutique :) Please send me your address and your wet bag will be on it's way to you!

I'm off to bed - I'll post more next week (including the winner of the Sophia Bag sew-along!)

6 comments:

SweetT said...

What a great purse - someone is very lucky.

Mymsie said...

Cute cute! ♥

The Pitter Patter Boutique said...

I love this bag!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Any chance you'll make another, for sale? :-)

P.S. Thanks for the giveaway and I emailed you my info. You can email me back about the bag there.

Thanks again,

Sarah

shawn & bekah said...

Aaaahhhh! I just recieved the bag today! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! So cute! I frequently check your blog, and had noticed the bag. I had the same thought as the previous comment... "someone is really lucky!" Can't believe that it's me! I don't usually win things, but I feel like I really hit the jack pot on this one! Thank you! Thank you! I'm curious what you used for the lining and the bag bottom. Where did you get the feet, just a local fabric store? I'll have to try it on my next bag. I have a baby, so I think it will become my next baby bag - so stylish and cute! Did I mention I LOVE IT?!!!!!!

upstateLisa said...

Love all your stuff. Wondering how you adhere the flower to the t-shirt. I would like to do that for my youngest daughter.
Love your bags! I think the 'sherpa' bag might give me a back ache though.
And I have a Hannaford bag just like yours! You must live in the northeast.

erika~ the inspired mama said...

i just posted a picture of a bag i sewed that was inspired by this one! you can see it here:
http://inspiredmamamusings.blogspot.com/

xo,
erika