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Topic: Purple Plaid Punk Purse of Prettiness! (with tutorial link)  (Read 4583 times)
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« on: November 23, 2010 06:28:39 PM »

This is the first purse I have ever made in my short life! It's far from perfect, but I'm still so proud of myself.

I used the well-known Buttercup Pattern by Rae. I was very intimidated by sewing the outer purse upper piece to the pleated lower piece because of the curve. Thus, a half-completed bag sat on my sewing table for precisely six days before I stumbled upon this lovely tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs2BGhY9KVY&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL. That was all the help and inspiration I needed to get finished. I didn't execute it perfectly, but that's typical of my first times with any pattern as I am strictly a youtube-taught sewer.

I didn't adjust the size of the pattern, but I did omit the button embellishment in the center. I also altered the pleats to suit my personal preference, and added 3/4" square rings to the straps.

I totally botched one small section of the opening rim of the purse, and had to improvise to cover it up since loathe ripping seams. This is why the punk pins are positioned off to one side:

On the reverse side, crooked center pleats *sigh*:

And a quick snapshot of the inside to show the matching lining:

Next time, I will definitely topstitch along the purse upper pieces, and add a thicker interfacing to the strap. I'll also make sure that the shape of the lining matches that of the outer fabric if I decide to alter the pleats again. I now know what NOT to do, and am delighted to know for certain that my wallet, cosmic bag of basic necessities, and phone all fit snugly without altering the size of the pattern.

Thanks for looking, comments anticipated.


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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010 06:36:24 PM »

I really love this purse. The fabric has a nice pattern and the design of the purse would work for any occasion. I will probably end up making one myself

« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2010 07:44:01 AM »

That is such a cute purse, well done!


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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2010 02:51:53 PM »

Very Cute! I think this is going to be the next purse I try. Thanks for the link!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2010 10:55:28 AM »

Very cute, I like the plaid pattern. You did a great job. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2010 04:37:46 PM »

Great job, especially with the plaid; I imagine that would add some difficulty to the project. It looks really good!

« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2010 11:15:13 AM »

Very cute, maybe I'll try to make one.
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2010 07:46:04 PM »

I looked and looked, but I see no crooked pleats!
The fabric is great, and there is no need for a center button, your placement is better Smiley

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