Friday, April 23, 2010

back to the drawing board

I finally made my first buttercup bag.

I really like it
as I suspected
the purse is just not quite big enough
to be practical.
I was going to enlarge it from the get-go
but decided
I should just makeup the pattern as is...
no changes.
Which I did.
I went ahead and added interfacing to the lining
and made the pocket a bit bigger, too.
I think
besides enlarging the pattern
I'll also add stabilizer to the strap
and make it a few inches longer
while I'm at it.

This was going to be part of a graduation gift
for a sweet young gal;
her momma helped me pick out the fabric.

I'm glad she did
'cause these weren't any that I'd had in mind.

I do love the fabric combo
it was ridiculously hard to find anything
that even remotely went with that green.

Oddly enough
I followed the directions to-the-letter
on this wallet, too.
For real!
I'm pleased with it
it took me way too long to make.
Sadly, the wallet is just too big for the purse
so it's back to the drawing board
or, rather
the cutting mat...

Good thing I bought more fabric than I thought I'd need!


  1. I love all the pleats and colors in these purses! They look so beautiful and professional! I need to take lessons from you!

  2. repeat after me - the IRON is my friend...