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Topic: This was a really pretty dress now, it's a really cute bag!  (Read 2404 times)
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« on: September 21, 2007 11:35:11 AM »

What you need to make this bag:
-Five neighbors walking by the door asking, 'What are you making now?'
-One horribly bent sewing machine needle
-One peanutbutter bar (Nutter-Butter bar)
-One sleeping two year old
-One phone call from the husband while he's on break at work
-Four phone calls from the father in law on how to spell things
-One phone call from the father in law about a football players name
-One phone call from a sister in law wanting a purse too
-One phone call from the sister in law panacking about the vaccines her daughter just got and why her leg's a little swollen.
-Three instant messeges
-One neighbor asking when you're going to finally bake again
-Twenty minutes to try to remember how to line a purse
-One run away bobbin
-And one conversation between the apartmanager and the people upstairs to evesdrop on because they're right ouside your door (which is open by the way).

Oh, and a dress, some purple material that's been lying around for three years and a broken scrunchie.  And thread.

This dress was in a huge bag of clothes my sister in law gave me:

Really cute, right?  Fit funny.

2 hours later:

That little pinch in the side will be fixed when I get a new needle.

The 'button' which used to be one of those hair bauble things.

The top of the loop that had to be hand-stitched because of the bent machine needle.

The lining and what used to be the back of the dress.
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2007 11:41:11 AM »

woot.  llooooove it.
esp the purple bits. 
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2007 12:51:40 PM »

Great purse! I have a similiar dress that I'm getting ideas for now, hehe
It's amazing how the "sleeping 2 yr. old" step makes a huge difference in completion time!  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2007 12:59:30 PM »

I love it! I love that the back kind of kept the neckline shape of the dress. I need a SIL to give me clothes. Wink

« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2007 01:28:39 PM »

  What a way to recycle a hair tie! MUST STEAL IDEA! I think I have some of those leftover from my 2, lol! I don't think I have any that big, but I love the idea! Great purse too, by the way, hehe, gotta love working on a project with "helpers"
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2007 02:43:46 PM »

Oh, wow. You did an amazing job. That's so beautiful.

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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2007 05:58:10 PM »

Wow, I really love the little purple accent Smiley
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2007 01:11:37 PM »

So cute, great job!
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2007 10:33:04 AM »

Great bag!  Would you consider posting instructions?  I have many things I would like to reconstruct.
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2007 11:07:59 PM »

Wow! This is awesome, what a wonderful way to save an ill fitting dress! My eyes nearly popped  Shocked when I saw the dress coz it's so pretty, and I was thinking, OH NOOOOO, YOU CANNOT BUTCHER UP A DRESS THAT PRETTY! Thank god the bag is just as pretty. That made me smile. Phew.  Wink  And the best part, you have a lot of excess fabric that you could use for future projects!

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