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« on: January 29, 2008 06:03:06 AM »

Oooh, I'm so excited about this bag!

I've been wanting to make a wasp bag (http://machenmachen.wordpress.com/patterns/) for weeks, but figured I should get in a bit of practice first. Well, finally I got to the point where I just couldn't wait anymore, and this is what I came up with:

And the inside:

Obviously, I used contrasting fabric at the top, and I changed the pocket a bit, and I didn't do the button or a snap (well, I tried a sew-in snap, but we weren't getting along--it was late and I was tired!--so I decided I'd wait on that one), but I love the way it turned out. And I'm actually amazed that it turned out so well, especially since it was my first time doing pleats AND darts, not to mention the curvey stitching on the handle.

I'm still having problems with my linings being a little too bulky to fit smoothly inside the bag though. I read somewhere here that I should make them just a tad smaller than the shell, but I either make them so much smaller the pieces don't fit together right, or not smalle enough to make any difference. I guess I'll just have to keep practicing.

But I still love this bag! Now I have to figure out how to make a matching wallet . . .
« Last Edit: January 29, 2008 06:07:12 AM by miss_elisha » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008 06:38:28 AM »

Great job!  I also saved this pattern to try in my spare time (what's that?Huh?)
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008 06:49:34 AM »

Great job!  I also saved this pattern to try in my spare time (what's that?Huh?)

Yeah - what she said!   Grin

Your bag turned out great!

« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008 06:53:47 AM »

 Shocked Just gorgeous! You did a fantastic job, love the fabrics.

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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2008 06:59:38 AM »

It's lovely--I really like the flowered fabric, its colors and the little pattern. Very nice!

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2008 07:23:48 AM »

Great job on this bag! This has been one of those bags that I look at and think "Oh, I don't know if I wanna" but now I think I need to try it.

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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2008 08:32:37 AM »

pretty I like the color combos


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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2008 08:46:19 AM »

Beautiful bag!  Great fabric choices, great workmanship!

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