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pinkbuttercup
« on: July 29, 2009 11:16:17 AM »

I was supposed to go to a wedding last Saturday, but I knew ahead of time that I wasn't going to be able to make it. So I made the bride this bag for her to haul some of her stuff around while getting ready on the big day - she told me that she's taken it with her to the beach everyday on their honeymoon.  Smiley

She told me the color scheme was tangerine & white, with bright pinks & greens. I've had this fabric for a while now & was really excited to finally do something with it, because I LOVE it!



Unfortunatelly, it was as difficult to work with, as it is beautiful! & when I went to put my interfacing on, I realized that I had just ironed Heat'n'Bond as my interfacing, which I've never tried before (& I don't even know if you're supposed to use it for that??) So that made it a bit more difficult even & I was kind of nervous, but it turned out fine! And its actually stiffer & feels more stable than if I had used my regular interfacing.

So here it is:






& me, being a dork in my pajamas, "modeling" it


I used my Cricut to make the little taggy on it. (I just HAD to have that thing & it seems like I don't get much chance to use it, so I try to take advantage of it whenever I can! Wink)

I was actually pleased with how it turned out & really tempted to keep it for myself! hah  Cheesy I had fun making it, but it might be a little while before I decide to tackle that fabric again, haha! Ohh, & when I was trying to hurry & finish - sewing at night, without my glasses - I ran a straight pin under my thumbnail, up to my cuticle Shocked OUCH! But I'm quite sure that will not be my last sewing injury!  Roll Eyes




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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009 11:23:51 AM »

Shocked dat iz totaly Super Kwaii ne!
thank you 4 postin' & sharin'
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009 11:47:04 AM »

That's a gorgeous bag! And it's nice to see a gift used, too, no?

Sorry about your sewing injury!
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009 12:12:53 PM »

The bag is gorgeous!!! And I like that you were able to make it all work out despite the interfacing mishap.

Your friend is very lucky and what a great feeling for you to know that she actually did use it. I always feel a bit sad when I see something that I sweated & bled all over to make for a friend end up all balled up on a shelf, or on the floor of a closet- or the worst: I went to a friend's yard sale & she had $5 price stickers on the quilts that I hand made for her kids! I wanted to cry, so I bought them from her and she hadn't even remembered that I made them... (yes, I'm considering therapy... LOL)

Hope your thumb heals soon!



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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009 04:47:33 PM »

Those fabrics are gorgeous. Are they sari material?
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pinkbuttercup
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2009 08:47:55 AM »

Thanks so much, guys  Smiley

Yes, it feels so great to know that it is actually getting good use! That's what shows me that she genuinely likes it & isn't just saying so to be nice!

What a bummer about your quilts - I would be hurt also, but at least you got them back! (& my thumb feels fine now! Just pin-sized bruise under my nail)

I am not sure if it is actually sari fabric, as I don't really know what authentic sari fabric is like - but when I saw this I immediately thought of a sari! So, that's how I would describe it. It is sort of a heavier material & has kind of a silky feeling to it.
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2009 01:46:27 PM »

Super pretty.  And the fabric - I bet it is brocade.  I use that stuff a lot for bags, and it acts like that and looks that way.
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pinkbuttercup
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2009 07:22:30 AM »

Brocade - Yes!! Wow.. I'm ashamed at how quickly I've forgotten the material from that textiles course that I paid good money to take at school.. haha!!  Embarrassed
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2009 07:41:58 AM »

The bag is gorgeous!!! And I like that you were able to make it all work out despite the interfacing mishap.

Your friend is very lucky and what a great feeling for you to know that she actually did use it. I always feel a bit sad when I see something that I sweated & bled all over to make for a friend end up all balled up on a shelf, or on the floor of a closet- or the worst: I went to a friend's yard sale & she had $5 price stickers on the quilts that I hand made for her kids! I wanted to cry, so I bought them from her and she hadn't even remembered that I made them... (yes, I'm considering therapy... LOL)

Hope your thumb heals soon!

now that is an epic etiquette FAIL. Shame on your friend.




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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2009 02:48:25 PM »

It looks stunning, and I envy that fabric! I need to get me some too, and make pillow cases or something.
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