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Topic: (Ugly trousers + shirt + chunky necklace) = posh bag  (Read 20960 times)
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« on: December 05, 2007 05:05:18 PM »

Well I'm a little embarassed to post my [first ever] challenge entry having looked at everyone elses, not to mention how close to the deadline I'm posting it :S  But then that's cos I'm so chocka at the mo I actually took the day off work to do it finally Smiley

Right ho well I bought these horrid beige n black patterned trousers for 6.99 ($14.41ish) in a charity shop - they really charge a packet for stuff in charity shops over here, but I suppose at least it's going to a charity:

And I also already had knocking around an absolutely massive black needlecord ankle length shirt that my MiL had given me for cutting up/sewing use, aaand a red and white beady necklace which I got from a charity shop last year.  Here's a shot of them together:

And since I'm not incredibly imaginative and the only thing I can really do well (I think Undecided) is bags then I made a bag and matching purse Smiley  Be prepared for quite a few photos as I was very happy with the way it turned out, and spent all day making it!  T he he.

Shot of the back which has a nice big pocket (albeit slightly wonky):

I obviously made the outer using the ugly trousers and ugly shirt, and the handles I made by using the beads from the chunky necklace and some thick wire.  Inside the bag I have a pocket from the trouser fabric on either side, and 2 little loops to attach stuff to.  Here's a shot of the loverly red satin lining (which wasn't recon'd I'm afraid):

And here's a shot of the bag with the matching purse:

Well that's about it i think, hope you like it Smiley  And merry xmas!!

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2007 05:20:15 PM »

I really like what you made. Great Job! Grin

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007 05:24:36 PM »

You shouldn't be embarrassed at all! I really like it! Those handles are great.

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007 06:15:36 PM »

That is beautiful, and wonderfully recycled. I love the silver fabric. I just wish your pictures of the trousers and shirt were larger. Still, your bag is gorgeous.

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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2007 07:07:42 PM »

You absolutely shouldn't be embarrassed. You sewed a bag. With a satin lining, no less. I think sewing slippery fabric is way harder than anything I've ever posted on here.

I think that's what I love most about this particular challenge: The rules are so minimal that anybody can do just about anything, so you get to see people express their creativity in whatever medium suits them (and their thrift-store finds!) best. It's kind of a microcosm of Craftster-ness. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2007 07:10:14 PM »

That is beautiful!  Kiss


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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2007 08:00:19 PM »

Wow, I love the necklace as the handles. Great idea! Good job!

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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2007 09:18:00 PM »

If I saw it in a store, I 'd buy it. It's lovely!

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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2007 09:19:49 PM »

I would definetely take this bag on a night on the town... Cool
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2007 09:59:39 PM »

ooh, what a pretty bag!  I really like the fabrics together.

I would love to do some personal swaps.
I'm looking for handmade soaps, jewelry, and knit legwarmers/socks.
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