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« on: July 28, 2010 06:54:19 PM »

Let me say up front that this is my first handbag.  Ever.  I've made baby bibs, baby blocks and skirts but wasn't sure I was up to this challenge.  So I dove right in, using a two fabric remnants I picked up along the way.  I figured I had nothing to loose, but turns out I REALLY like my bag.  Grin  It is perfect for summer, big enough to store a waterbottle and an umbrella in, and is like nothing else I see at the office every day.  My mom asked for one, which is like a cherry on top.  C&C's please - I would love your honest feedback!





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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010 07:08:22 PM »

I love it!  If you hadn't said that you've never made a purse before, I wouldn't have known that you weren't a pro at it!  Can you make me one too? Cheesy (jk, I'm going to make one for myself that looks like yours!)

Oh yeah...I think your avatar is hilarious!
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010 07:17:44 PM »

I meant to mention that I used Simplicity Pattern 2396.  I loved the bag on the cover of the envelope so much that I ended up buying two patterns - one late last winter and one earlier this summer when it went on sale!  Also, there is a pocket on the inside, but I grabbed the picture that didn't show it so well.

Thank you for the kind words.  My avatar is my favorite picture of my little guy - I can't believe that picture is 9 months old already (he's now 13 months).
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010 08:30:47 PM »

I think you did an AMAZING job!!!  Forget the fact that it was your first purse!!!  I also totally LOVE the fabric!!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010 09:43:10 PM »

This is amazing! Especially because it's your first purse! I've seen this pattern in the stores and have really liked it, but I wasn't sure w hat it would look like in real life. It's such a nice purse! Was it difficult to make?
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2010 11:46:55 AM »

The first set of pleats gave me a bit of a time, but that was more beginner's error.  : )  The hardest part was the botton hook thingy - it was hard working with such a tiny piece.  It took two trys to get it right.  I resorted to hand stitching / tacking down the folds that make the point, and then running over the whole seam with the sewing machine. 
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2010 02:19:12 PM »

I love it!!!The fabric is STUNNING and you have truely done a wonderful job!
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2010 09:17:44 PM »

Love it! Love the shape of the bag and the big button closure. Great job!
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