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« on: May 06, 2005 09:54:36 AM »

hey guys...i recently saw this bag at Delias..and wanted it instantly! but i'm not really the type to spend $24 on one bag! so i need some basic help on this one! here's a link to the bag!

http://www.delias.com/item.do?categoryID=416&itemID=44324&sizeFilter=&brandFilter=

ummm it kind of looks like a tank top w/ a big bow on it! but i'm not sure about the bottom part! thanks for your help!!  Smiley  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2005 12:19:58 PM »

I want it so bad too,I get their catalogs and drool over the clothes in them! But instead of killing myself trying to make it,I think I'll just fork over the $24 for it......I'm not trying to make you sound cheap b/c if you figure it out,let me know! And I never though of it looking like a tank top w/ a bow but it really does now that you say that!
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2005 12:25:58 PM »

Their products tend to be poorly made, atleast the majority of odds & ends i've bought over the years.
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2005 01:37:28 PM »

really? well i might just have to fork over that money! or just throw the catalog in the toilet! thanks anyway guys! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2005 06:11:27 AM »

In my opinion things that you copy tend Tto turn out better then original:) If I was doing It I would mack bag like one shown in  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=24610.0 but In different dimensions (it should bee taller then wider if), then add handle straps straps and as the last step would add the bow. Sorry if It doesn't mack sense but English is not my first language. Good lack.
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2005 06:40:04 AM »

If you have basic sewing skills, this bag looks pretty easy, but just tedious to make. A few dollars in material and metal rings and your time is all it will take. I say go for it!

From the photo it looks like a simple hobo type bottom, pleated to meet the shaped topper. I'd start by making the top part. It is the most complex part, because of the top shaping. In your mind, deconstruct the bag. The shape of the top is just like you said, like the top of a tank. Make the entire top part, including adding the rings for the handles, adding the handles and doing the topstitching. My suggestion is to create the top, so that the bottom remains open. That is, the outside  of the top and the top facing are connected only at the very top edge and by the topstitching you have done. This will allow you to "insert" the bottom (once you've made it) and sew it in without raw edges showing

Then, for the bottom, make a sack, with rounded bottom corners. Don't worry about shaping the top of this sack yet, just make it as a straigt sack. The circumference should be roughly 2 times the circimference of your finished top. Now just pleat the top of your sack to meet perfectly to your top. Baste in place, then add your "belt loops". Now, insert the top edge of your pleated bottom into the bottom of your completed top. Stitch together by topstiching the outside of the bag. Now make your "ribbon" and insert it into the belt loops and your done! 

I'm sure that was clear as mud. If you have specific questions, I'll try to help. I've made many knock off bags and all it takes is perserverance and I promise you'll make one even better than the original.

 My last and best advice for any hand bag is, use interfacing everywhere! It often makes the difference between a sloppy homemade looking bag and a sturdy structured professional bag.

Oh, and please post pics if you attempt this bag!

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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2005 03:07:29 PM »

thanks guys!!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2005 12:45:33 AM »

Ok, pretty dissapointed in this stupid bag but here is my take on it.  I used the basics here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=24610.0

This bag was a lot of work and I wish I would have used a different fabric.  The lining is pink also.

Anyhow, here it is...



And a close up...

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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2005 11:55:58 AM »

HEY! that turned out pretty good! how hard was it? i like it!! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2005 12:20:45 PM »

So, you dont get down; I love delias and everything I have bought is still in good condition.  The last item I bought was 3 years ago, and I still love and wear it to this day...  $24 is probably what it'd cost (at least!!) if you were to buy materials and taking the time to do it yourself.  Sounds like it'd be worth the money... :-)
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