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Acara
« on: July 28, 2009 11:40:21 AM »




Wheee! It's finally done and fully functional! ^0^
Now, for the story :

I was browsing a Lolita brand website, Angelic Pretty (Link) when I saw their bags. OH MY GOD. So so lovely. And so pricey; over 100$ US each. ;0;
So why not make my own inspired by all my favourite bag? I so did.
I drafted my own pattern, took 1 meter of kind of fake/cheap leather-like fabric, 1 meter of lining (see here), a zipper and some white piping I had laying around, and I was set.

After many, many hours of work, I was done.  Cheesy
Working with that fabric is a bit of a pain, since you can't sew it twice at the same place, or there will be too many holes and it will simply fall apart. There's many little mistakes, it doesn't stand well on it's own, but once you put stuff in it, it's alright. I choose to put a single strap from a side to another, personal preference.

Overall, I'm very happy with the result, and I can't make to do a red or white one next. And this bag cost me only 15$. Smiley

What do you think about it?  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2009 11:53:32 AM »

Love it!
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2009 11:54:47 AM »

I love the big bow, but I would have made it red.
Love the bag.
How did the piping turn out? (with working with it?)
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2009 12:09:16 PM »

I love the big bow, but I would have made it red.
Love the bag.
How did the piping turn out? (with working with it?)
Much, much easier than I thought it would!
I pinned it between my two fabric pieces, right sides together, and sewn by following the bump with my finger so I would sew it right in place. Kinda hard to explain, if you want some drawings, I could give you some in a few hours or so Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2009 12:35:59 PM »

This is fantastic! I absolutely love it!
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2009 12:48:34 PM »

Very cool. 15 bucks instead of over a 100? What a deal Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009 01:46:45 PM »

I like it a lot, and I don't think anyone will ever notice the "many small mistakes."  In fact, I think they would be surprised it was homemade!
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2009 02:49:07 PM »

I like it a lot, and I don't think anyone will ever notice the "many small mistakes."  In fact, I think they would be surprised it was homemade!
Thank you all for your comments! Smiley

You're right, it seems that many people can't believe I actually did it ; a bit frustrating, but quite flattering at the same time Tongue

Yeah, making things homemade is really a big deal nearly all the time! ♥
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2009 03:22:05 PM »

Very cool and you saved a lot of money!!  You were brave to sew with that pleather!
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2009 04:08:56 PM »

Very Nice! I love the big bow in front (with piping to boot). Who needs the real thing when you have that much talent, right?
I made a purse out the same kind of material also.....I cussed a lot, but in the end I won  Cheesy

Cant wait to see it in a different color!
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