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« on: December 14, 2008 05:21:35 PM »

I loooove how this purse turned out. It was one of those that make me adore the bold print fabrics because there are just so much subliminal imagery that can be formed with them.
I took it to sell at a craft show today, and I priced it really high because I was pretty much hoping no one would buy it so that I could keep it for myself, hahaha. But alas, it was sold to a very happy lady so I'm going to make more.
I didn't use a pattern, just cut out the pieces with minimal ruler use. Numbers make me want to stab myself lately thanks to the calculus I've been taking this semester. I've made quite a few versions of this pleated bag with top panels. It's definitely not the most original shape but it's exactly my taste so I keep using the silhouette.


While I was doing the pleating I discovered that it creates a subtle owl face on the bottom. I wasn't sure about the top panel's fabric matching the rest but I think they tie in nicely now.


The lining is remnant fabric that I found that the Salvation Army, to offset the fancy, pricey designer parts.

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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2008 05:37:34 PM »

Wow, it's really great!
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kowensby
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008 07:20:40 AM »

I love the fabric with the blue print on it!! Where did you find it?? I'd love to have something made in that fabric!
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2008 12:32:36 AM »

I love the fabric with the blue print on it!! Where did you find it?? I'd love to have something made in that fabric!

They are both fabrics from Amy Butler's various lines. You can find them on pretty much any fabric website that has designer stuff (fabric.com, etc). If you look up her website she also has a feature to look up any stores near you that sell her fabrics. I live in a medium-ish size city in FL and there are 4 stores here that sell her stuff (all small quilting for fabric stores) so she has good distribution.
I have another purse that I did entirely in that blue. I'll post it sometime. Good luck making stuff with it =)
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