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sewfumust
« on: April 02, 2009 08:03:24 AM »

Well, yes, I did use a pattern but it cost only $2-3.  The quilting fabrics were also discounted 75%.  The buttons were bought on sale (they're 1st cousins not siblings). I just used what I already had at hand.  Cheapo!  The only "gold" associated with it is in the dots on the outside.  Here it is, then.

The full monty.  These are the true colours of the bag.  I changed the straps, as I didn't have D rings etc. NO spending allowed for this project.



I added buttons instead for a bit of a pop.



The pattern is pleated at the front and back.  Oh no, the colours are fading on us here.   Low batteries.



And the obligatory inside pockets with re-used magnetic snap.  Colour is a bit washed out, it should be deeper.



That's my early spring Bagote (bit big for a bag - bit small for a tote). With the hints of green and brown, I'm getting ready for the show.





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bagtart
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2009 12:50:01 AM »

Ooooh that fabric is gorgeous! The bag is a stunner recession buster or not!
PS What was the pattern number?
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sewfumust
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2009 03:04:57 AM »

Thanks, I'm glad you like it.  The dots actually look like muted gold metallic paint.  It's McCall's 5599 and includes 4 patterns.  I intend to try 2 more.  Just so you know, it's 14" wide at the top, 18" at the bottom, and 11" high from the centre dip.
It's a good size to lug everything around - umbrella etc.
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bagtart
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2009 06:29:46 PM »

Thanks for the pattern info sewfumust. I thought it was a pattern I have. I actually prefer your alteration without the D rings and with the addition of the button trim!! Don't you just love those bags that hold everything? The only trouble is when you go to lift 'em and swing 'em over your shoulder - then you sometimes have second thoughts about "ooh a bag that will hold everything would be great". Never mind I'm off to the fabric stash to see what might become McCalls 5599 View C in my bag collection!!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2009 06:40:40 PM »

Very nice bag. Love It.
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