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Topic: Amy Butler Weekender...FINALLY!  (Read 3836 times)
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« on: June 03, 2008 07:10:33 AM »

Well, I began this endeavor back in...oh, I'd say August of 2007. I bought the pattern and the fabric and I didn't get around to cutting it out until about February. I actually sewed it together in March and finished it at 2:00 AM on the morning I wanted to use it. It was my carry on for my Florida trip. And I'm only just now getting around to posting pictures.

Here she is in all her glory:







The last photo is a lining shot. I still haven't tacked the lining down inside, so it just sorta floats around in there. I didn't like the way Amy had us put the zipper in. I actually had a friend tell me to put it in the way i would normally put in a zipper, but I wanted to try this new technique and I'd never do it again. It didn't come out even, which isn't a problem visually, really...but it's a problem when I zip or unzip because the fabric is always getting stuck inside. Also, I used a shorter zipper and one without a stop at the bottom. I could only find the brown color in the correct size and I wasn't going to have an ugly zipper with all of the expensive fabric I bought!!

Let me know what you think...she's a little crushed and wrinkly from being stuffed under the seat in front of me on the plane (no way would I put this in the overhead compartment to suffer through all of those ugly shopping bags and normal ho-hum suitcases! Cheesy) Thanks for looking!!
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2008 07:15:24 AM »

Looks gorgeous!  Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2008 07:28:30 AM »

Love the bag, the contrast looks great! I love her patterns but after hearing horror story after horror story I don't think I want to ever attempt one. I will stick to her fabric!
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2008 07:31:08 AM »

Love the bag, the contrast looks great! I love her patterns but after hearing horror story after horror story I don't think I want to ever attempt one. I will stick to her fabric!

You know, part of the reason it took me so long to get going is because I was so intimidated. I mean, I can read and follow a pattern, but her stuff always seems so complicated...it really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, though. You can do it...! It's all the cutting that is really time consuming.

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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2008 07:36:43 AM »

That is one BEAUTIFUL bag!!!!! I love the fabric!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2008 10:36:34 AM »

That's fantastic fabric! Great bag too!!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2008 10:54:44 AM »

Congratulations, is fantastic, how is the pattern did you find easy to fallow?
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2008 11:27:02 AM »

It looks lovely. I haven't' tried any of her patterns. Whenever I read a pattern, if after reading it 3-4 times I'm still having trouble understanding it, I just do it my way. Sometimes pinning or basting to try to make sense of things.
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2008 12:41:43 PM »

Congratulations, is fantastic, how is the pattern did you find easy to fallow?

It looks lovely. I haven't' tried any of her patterns. Whenever I read a pattern, if after reading it 3-4 times I'm still having trouble understanding it, I just do it my way. Sometimes pinning or basting to try to make sense of things.

it really wasn't that hard to follow, it's just sorta intimidating because it looks so overwhelming when you unfold that pattern! i would do the zipper my way and there are one or two other things i skipped and i used different interfacing.

but i see you both make handbags, so you should be able to do this no problem. i make a lot of bags, too, and the difference is the amount of cutting and that it just took several days...i just had to take a break from it. other than that, it's all basic purse construction. you can do it!!!!!!! Grin
 
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2008 12:46:48 PM »

wow its beautiful !
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