Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Purple Bag from Online Tute

A fun bag from The Boy Trifecta's free online pattern! I loved making it (well, some bits were un-lovable!)

Called the Grandview, it is slightly modified from her original. Why? Because I just couldn't bring myself to do the last row of ruffle, I thought it would cover the pleating too much as I used a narrower band of fabric for it. Which I think is not such a bad thing as I think the pleats look great! I also did a strap in two parts, knotted at the top. May or may not have been a good idea, we'll see how that goes! 

The pattern didn't provide for a pocket in the lining, however it was very easy to put together. I made sure I had my keys, mobile and lipstick nearby so that as I made the compartments they would fit in nice and snug.

I used the bag for the first time today, and it felt great. I've never made a bag before and yeah I must admit it feels good. Lookit the shiny snap...! Makes it feel very legit. I love the deep purple, and the lining fabric I am also fond of. This little bag is full of personality, and I can't wait to get to know it better! ;)

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