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21  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Yarnies Vs Sewists Rd2 Signups closed send by August 30 on: August 11, 2010 08:08:36 AM
Looks like today is the day I get to finally start sewing. I'm kinda thinking about making 2 at a time so I can keep one Smiley
22  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Bookmark Swap Round 3 (Signups 07/15-08/04, Send-outs 09/05) on: August 11, 2010 08:05:30 AM
Gosh, I feel so behind. I'm still trying to decide what medium to use! Paper, metal, fabric or Huh I will start them soon, but I do have one other swap to complete & send first. I did do my stalking last night, so at least that is taken care of Smiley
23  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: PBW Recycling Challenge - Ugly "Dresses" To Pleated Clutch on: August 10, 2010 06:34:35 AM
Wow, that's quite a transformation!! Great job Smiley
24  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / PBW Recycling Challenge: The Dragon Banana Purse on: August 09, 2010 10:09:33 PM
Well, this is my first time doing a Craftster challenge, so I'm a little nervous  Undecided

Here's the story....I've been hanging onto this really cool shirt that my husband had, but never wore. It's corduroy and has Dragons & Tigers on it. I knew I wanted to turn it into a bag of some sort, but could never decide on a style. Plus, I'm just getting into recycling clothes and sewing without a pattern to guide me, so I didn't even really know what I could do realistically. Once I saw the PBW challenge, I decided it was time! So I looked at all the store bought purses I own, and it became apparent that I tend to like one particular style and I figured that was a good jumping off point.

I looked at this tutorial to get an idea of how to construct the purse, but I didn't want all the pleats. I sketched up a quick little pattern for the shape I wanted, and started cutting. This is what I ended up with after a day of sewing:


Please excuse my appearance...I'm 7.5 months pregnant  Wink

It turned out better than I expected, and when I showed it to my husband he called it a banana purse. Long live the Dragon Banana Purse!

Here are some more detailed pictures:


The other side...dragons & tigers - oh my!


I did put 4 pleats on each side, 2 at each corner. I also re-used the front button placket to make the strap because of the really neat snaps it had. Diamond shaped with a faux mother of pearl inlay!


The lining!

And these are the shirts I used to make it. The only extra things I used were Thread, and a zipper.


25  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Yarnies Vs Sewists Rd2 Signups closed send by August 30 on: August 01, 2010 02:46:39 PM
I'm happy to report that I've just returned from Joann's and have the fabric & necessary things to start my project. I plan to start cutting & doing my prep work this week with the actual sewing to happen next week.
26  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: New Baby & Pregnant Momma Swap Shipping by 8/15/10 on: August 01, 2010 09:34:47 AM
Oh it's quite alright. Nothing was damaged too badly! I know shipping can get pretty expensive, right? And they don't even do a very good job most of the time. And bummer on the cross stitch!! I hate when things don't turn out how you expect...Thanks again!
27  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: New Baby & Pregnant Momma Swap Shipping by 8/15/10 on: July 30, 2010 03:55:26 PM
I received my package from Kassie (klg_jlg). Here are the pictures!!

The package...Looks like there might have been an accident, since there is masking tape on it! I have the worst luck with the postal service. I think they hate me!


Everything inside! She sent some baked goodies, but they didn't survive the trip. The postal service wasn't too kind with my package  Sad I also forgot to get a close up of the little flower headband.


Little stuffed giraffe!


Butterfly painting!


I forget what these are called. It's a necklace pendant with the rounded piece of glass on top!


Felt butterfly mobile!


Thanks Kassie for a fun swap!
28  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Yarnies Vs Sewists Rd2 Signups closed send by August 30 on: July 24, 2010 08:43:46 PM
I'm super excited about what I'm sewing for my partner. I got the pattern & just have to make a few adjustments/modifications for her preferences. I can't wait to start looking for fabric!!
29  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: That lucky skunk is getting an I-Pad for her birthday on: July 21, 2010 04:56:44 PM
What a great gift! I especially like the ribbon closure. Most of these I've seen have velcro.
30  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Yarnies Vs Sewists Rd2 Signup by 24 July, send by August 30 Almost full! on: July 20, 2010 06:56:38 PM
I'd sign up in a heartbeat for one of the sewing spots, but I'm in limbo on my first swap. Sent & received, but still show "in progress" Sad Maybe it'll get updated with feedback tomorrow...
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