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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2008 09:01:16 AM »

I think the flap is a little too small width wise. I personally carry a bunch of little stuff in my bag, and looks like someone can either stick their sticky fingers in the sides or the first time it tips over, all my little things will tumble out of the holes.


« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2008 11:31:42 AM »

Very neat design.  I agree with the earlier post that suggested doing the flap in the contrasting fabric.  I think that would give it the "oomph" you want!!
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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2008 09:03:17 PM »

That's such a nice bag. I love how clean the lines are- you could wear it with anything.
Maybe white piping around the edge, or as was already suggested a flower embellishment would do the trick.

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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2008 10:41:10 PM »

I like the bead idea. Or some embroidery. Use some of the rayon or metallic looking threads. I can't think of the name right now but the thread that comes on the tallish narrow spools.

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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2008 12:15:47 AM »

I like the purse, but the pattern on the flap *almost* matches the body along the left side.  With that bold a pattern, you need to either match it precisely or make sure it doesn't match at all.  I usually choose the section of the fabric design I want for the flap, then play around to find the right part of the fabric for the front of the body.

And the flap does need some definition; trim or binding around the edge would be nice; and appliqued flowers or a fabulous button or beading would help define the flap so it doesn't look like it wants to match the body.

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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2008 07:46:38 AM »

I almost feel guilty to give you any advice (like you need it...not!) because your bags are always so gorgeous and professionally made.  The AB fabrics are always so bold and beautiful by themselves.  But, yeah, I think the flap needs some other focal point...maybe something with that pink color in the buds?  I was thinking a button and large kanzashi or yo-yo combo?  But it'll probably come to you standing in some other store line somewhere, or, if you're anything like me, in the shower!!  Haha!  Grin  Good luck and this bag is beautiful no matter what you do!  Cheesy

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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2008 07:55:04 AM »

thank you so very much! i definately agree with you guys. the flap needs a trim or flower or just some kind of focal point in general. i suck at making flowers, so i may not actually do anything to this one, but i have already started another of the same style and i switched up the fabrics a little. i think it is going to be much better.

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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2008 08:50:47 AM »

Simply gorgeous! I totally applaud you for cutting that fabric...I have two boxes of Amy Butler and just started cutting it and it breaks my heart! So gorgeous! You did a fabulous job.


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« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2008 08:55:09 AM »

I actually really like it the way it is. Some trim or flower or something wouldn't hurt it, but I would definitely use this one the way it is.
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2008 12:35:10 PM »

I really think that all it needs is a BIG BUTTON. On the flap, in case that wasn't obvious. Smiley
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