Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Purse #2

I finally finished the purse I started several weeks ago.
It was really a learning experience!
Purse #1 was made without a pattern... copied a Vera Bradley bag that I own. It was a rather easy bag to make. Thank goodness! I'm giving it to a teacher friend for a back-to-school present.
Purse #2 is only my 4th sewing project.
I used an AMY BUTLER pattern and KAFFE FASSETT fabric.
It's difficult to see in the photo, but the top of the bag is slightly smaller than the bottom. It's designed that way. However, I sewed pieces upside down several times... and ripped and ripped and ripped. There are 2 sets of pockets in the inside (purple and white polka dot fabric) and I sewed them upside down, too.
I'm not even going to start sharing the interfacing fiasco I had. But the results were that I had the poor little purse so stiff that I couldn't turn it inside out.
Maybe I'll put a plant in it.
The overall look is what I wanted, but I took so many extra steps to get there. I should make another one right away while the 'learning' is fresh in my head.
I think I'll read a book!


Angie said...

Wow!!! It's so bright and pretty.

If I didn't know the story behind the purse, I'd never know. You're amazing, Joni!!!

de vliegende koe said...

It looks so sparkling! You should make a new one right away, now you still know what to do!! It’s a real Joni bag!

Rhona said...

I think that looks great! Making another one now would probably help ease the frustration you felt making the first one because it would seem so much easier second time round ;)

Kate said...

It's a fabulous one, Joni. We're lubbin' it here! x

corry said...

ooh.. what a fantastic bag! I love the fabric, colours. model and button!

Anina said...

Wow! Only your 4th sewing project? You are ambitious. And very, very talented. It's lovely! And, yes, you should quickly make another one. And send it over here. ;-)

Angie said...

You're not a post behind. . . I just blogged LATE into the evening on Wednesday. That threw it all off.

Yes, it is an "Angie Thursday" and I am freshly showered - I worked out at the gym - stopped by work and finished a last-minute project.

Now. . . .I don't know what to do until Edison has to go to the dr. at 2:30.

Quilt maybe?????

Thimbleanna said...

Well, we don't know it's stiff and we won't tell. It's beautiful Joni -- you've done a great job. Think how fun it will be to look back at this post 6 months from now when you're a Purse Professional! ;-)

Splaneyo said...

I love your purse - the colors are fantastic!
I am looking forward to reading more of your fabulous blog. I saw a dollhouse and have been thinking of getting one myself...

Helen Hancock said...

Looks gorgeous...take notes and try again later. Go read that book of yours! Cheers my friend!