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41  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Miche Bag Shell Swap on: March 25, 2012 07:09:10 PM
Ya, I haven't seen any handmade Demi shells either. Kinda sad since I do think it's the best Miche base bag, but the Miche shells aren't cheap. The Petite and Classic don't open up enough for my taste, makes them annoying to use even though they are super cute... All is remedied now that I have a pattern to make my own Demi shells though Cheesy
42  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Miche Bag Shell Swap on: March 25, 2012 03:57:43 PM
That flower cover is super pretty Smiley

I was talking about actual magnetic shells just like the ones Miche makes. I think slip covers work great for the Petite and the Classic as long as you have one relatively plain/flat shell to put them over. However, I have a Demi base bag and I think, because of the shape, making a slip cover would involve the same amount of sewing/effort as making a whole shell.
43  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Miche Bag Shell Swap on: March 24, 2012 06:27:51 PM
I finally got around to testing the pattern I drafted for the Demi Shell.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=406105.0
44  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tropical Miche Shell *Updated* on: March 24, 2012 05:26:27 PM
I'm finished! It's fully lined but not reversible. I'm still thinking about making matching straps and possible getting some grommets to put on the sides for the shoulder strap option. Thanks for looking Smiley






Original Post:

I recently got a Miche Demi base bag and I absolutely love it. The only problem is trying to pick out a shell for it. None of their current styles are really my taste so I decided to try and come up with a pattern to make my own. This is my first attempt and I think it turned out pretty well. I still need to sew the flap with the magnets in it so it's being held on with a few pins so I could see how it fit and take some pictures. I'm also trying to decide if I should line it or make it reversible. Since this was just a pattern testing project, the fabric I used is from a skirt I bought at the thrift store for $3.99. I'm not sure if I should make some custom straps to go with it because I'm not sure if the black matches?

Comments/criticisms welcome!

45  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / Re: keychain owl wallets on: March 24, 2012 05:20:41 PM
Would make an adorable cell phone cozy <3
46  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pretty sundress on: March 24, 2012 05:18:24 PM
So pretty. Just in time for spring Smiley
47  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Junko Mizuno Inspired Corset on: March 24, 2012 05:14:20 PM
Using the words corset+from scratch in the sentence =respect!

Well done.
48  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 1950s bird print shirt waist dress with full circle skirt on: March 24, 2012 05:09:35 PM
Adorable. I hope the weather stays nice so you can wear it a bunch.
49  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Star Wars swap on: March 16, 2012 12:26:29 AM
I think things outside the movies should totally be allowed. SW The Old Republic is basically my life at the moment <3
50  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Miche Bag Shell Swap on: March 14, 2012 03:40:03 PM
This strap won't work because it's longer than the one the Petite originally comes with right?

That sucks that Miche only makes 1 shell you like. Which one is it? It seems that their designs are aimed at a very specific demographic and a lot of their designs are very similar to one another. That kind of makes it hard for everyone else to find shells they like(I personally only bought the base bags from Miche, I make my shells myself). It's such a great product they just need a better variety of styles for the shells they offer.

You want to see my pattern for the Petites or the finished shell?
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