Thanks everyone for the positive feedback! I <3 the craftster community!
I love your "saddle" bag, very stylish and it looks so interesting!
i love all the clutches. the saddle bag especially. love them all! great job you did there.
Thank you Belruel and nadscraft! "Saddle" was definitely an experimental piece (well, all of these were really...frankly, it's experimental every time I sew!)--it's only the 6th bag I've ever made, and my first messenger bag. Plus, figuring out how to sew the pleated part onto the solid brown section was quite an adventure!
I love them all, but the dragon applique is so awesome. Thank you for putting these all in one post too.
Thanks lovesclutter! This one had me in a frenzy for a while, because I bought a certain amount of the dragon fabric just planning on using it for the lining...then I cut into it, quite gung-ho...*then* I realized the curves around the bottom of the dragon would be a perfect edge on a messenger bag flap, and the whole thing nearly met its demise right then and there. Fortunately, the fabric was saved *and* I taught myself how to applique (which I totally recommend, it's fun!).
Wow, you did a great job on all of them. They are beautiful! My Birthday is this Friday....Hint..Hint!
I hope you had a fabulous birthday trashymeow!!!
Thank you for your compliments too!
Pixieval and humboldtcherry, YOU are sweet and awesome!
Thanks for your lovely compliments.
All of them are beautiful
I love the first one!
Thanks silver mom! (Aww, I love moms! Can't wait to see mine next week!) Can you tell I had my mind on warmer climates with that one?
What a lovely design!
Thank you Cutie! Building these purses was an experiment in both design and pattern-making--I've never used a pattern before, but wanted to be able to easily make the same shapes more than once.