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kathigarn
« on: June 09, 2008 06:48:30 PM »

The bottom fabric was crooked on this.  It really aggravated me!!  Other than that, I like the tote - it is a bigger size.  The crooked fabric makes it look like the purse is crooked, but it isn't --- I have measured it!!

I worked and worked with the fabric, but it just wasn't right.  I thought maybe it would look better after the bag was finished, but it doesn't!

Oh well.

One side:



The other side:



As you can see, both sides are wonky.  It is from the same cut of fabric - I think it just didn't print right!
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2008 07:03:57 PM »

I think it looks fine - I love your fabric choices - so fresh looking!
Perhaps you could sew some ric rak over the seams if it bothers you too much?
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2008 07:56:15 PM »

I love it! It is super cute, I didnt even know that it was crooked until I read it, and now that I inspect it, it almost looks like you made it wonky on purpose! =D either way, its adorable and you did a great job!
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2008 10:55:02 AM »

In the first pic it looks a teeny bit crooked, but it looks fine in the second one.
I think it's great--you can hardly notice the crookedness.  Your choice of fabrics and colours is awesome and it's very well constructed.  Good job. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2008 11:36:01 AM »

I love it!  It is awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2008 12:12:12 PM »

I see what you mean about the crookedness...but honestly, it wouldn't have been noticed if you hadn't pointed it out!!

Having said that, sometimes material is actually printed a little "off".  I have an old sewing/alterations book that has a mini tutorial on how to fix the pattern so that it is straight.  I've used it and it really does work.  Kind of fiddly, but worth it if you love or have spent lots of $$$ on your fabric of choice!!

Your bag is gorgeous!  Retro prints are fab!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2008 06:00:48 PM »

I see what you mean about the crookedness...but honestly, it wouldn't have been noticed if you hadn't pointed it out!!

Having said that, sometimes material is actually printed a little "off".  I have an old sewing/alterations book that has a mini tutorial on how to fix the pattern so that it is straight.  I've used it and it really does work.  Kind of fiddly, but worth it if you love or have spent lots of $$$ on your fabric of choice!!

Your bag is gorgeous!  Retro prints are fab!!


Do tell - how do you "fix" the material!!  This print truly was "off".  Had I put more thought into it, I should have put the side that was better at the top and let it get more crooked at the bottom.  Well, I did get the more crooked side at the bottom on one side.  I mainly work with fat quarters, so I try not to spend a whole lot of money in one piece of fabric.  There are so many pretty fabrics out there!  I can get A LOT of fat quarters or a few 1/2 yards.  I prefer A LOT!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2008 07:24:42 PM »

I love it ! ! ! and I love Amy Butler fabric too Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2008 05:57:29 AM »

I see what you mean about the crookedness...but honestly, it wouldn't have been noticed if you hadn't pointed it out!!

Having said that, sometimes material is actually printed a little "off".  I have an old sewing/alterations book that has a mini tutorial on how to fix the pattern so that it is straight.  I've used it and it really does work.  Kind of fiddly, but worth it if you love or have spent lots of $$$ on your fabric of choice!!

Your bag is gorgeous!  Retro prints are fab!!


Do tell - how do you "fix" the material!!  This print truly was "off".  Had I put more thought into it, I should have put the side that was better at the top and let it get more crooked at the bottom.  Well, I did get the more crooked side at the bottom on one side.  I mainly work with fat quarters, so I try not to spend a whole lot of money in one piece of fabric.  There are so many pretty fabrics out there!  I can get A LOT of fat quarters or a few 1/2 yards.  I prefer A LOT!!!!

yup.  i said it and now, of course, i can't find it.  i have many vintage (read: OLD) sewing books and manuals.  i know that tut is in one of them...i've just got to hunt it down now!! 

i just didn't want you to think i was ignoring you!!  as soon as i find it, i'll post it...i promise!
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kathigarn
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2008 01:36:00 PM »

yup.  i said it and now, of course, i can't find it.  i have many vintage (read: OLD) sewing books and manuals.  i know that tut is in one of them...i've just got to hunt it down now!! 

i just didn't want you to think i was ignoring you!!  as soon as i find it, i'll post it...i promise!
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Thanks for looking - if you can't find it, that is okay!!  BUT, if you do happen to run across it, please let me know.  I have encountered other fabric that was "off" before!
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