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mimi123333
« on: May 10, 2009 09:16:03 PM »

I have been wanting to make the buttercup bag for such a long time now.  First, I was waiting for a tutorial on adding a zipper.  And then, life just kinda got in the way.  But now, I've finally done it!


Here's what I did differently...
1.) Enlarged 125% because of all the comments of this being a bit small as is.  For me, 125% turned out perfect.
2.) Added a zipper, but did not follow the tutorial at all.  For the zipper I added a "placket" (not sure if this is the right term).  I modified the lining portion to be two pieces, like the outer portion of the bag.  I sewed the zipper between the two parts.  The placket added some width to the bag so I had to add a little piece between the upper portions of the outer bag instead of just sewing them together.  A little fudging, but it worked. 
3.) Off-centered fabric covered buttons as embellishment. 



Fabric: Amy Butler - lining: Midwest Modern 2 sky/fresh poppies
                            outer: Daisy Chain Clematis/grey
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009 09:46:07 PM »

Ok, prepare to be jumped in the street if I see that bag! I love it!

Must. make. bag... Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009 09:49:57 PM »

Ok, prepare to be jumped in the street if I see that bag!

Haha! I was actually thinking, "What if someone mugged me and stole my new purse just the day after I made it?" as I walked to pick up my sushi for dinner at the restaurant just a block away.  I don't live in a bad area or anything.  Just letting my mind wonder too much and loving my new bag.


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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009 07:02:12 AM »

Really nice!!  I love your fabric choices!

That bag is on my to-do list, also!   I have it all printed up and the fabric ready.... I don't know what I'm waiting for!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2009 08:15:33 AM »

That's super cute! I love the size and your fabric choices.
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2009 09:40:27 PM »

Thanks so much!  You should totally make it Jatoha.  You'll love it once you're done. 

Noisy_penguin - the 125% increase worked perfect for me. 
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