Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sew & Tell Challenge Finished!


Finished the Teardrop Bag from Amy Butler's Style Stitches book for the Sew & Tell Challenge. I thought the pattern was a bit challenging as nothing seemed to fit nicely. I gave up on her way of sewing the strap & reverted to what I always do for straps. She had you leave an opening on the side & use a safety pin attached to the end & pull it through the hole. It wouldn't! I threw out the strap & sewed it on the 2 long sides leaving the 2 ends open, then pulled one end through the other. Perfect! :) I used Josephine Kimberling's Glam Garden for the main bag exterior fabric, Amy B's Coriander for the top edges & 'hips'. The stripe is a Robert Kaufman, inside Pie Basket from Denyse Schmidt, inside pocket Jennifer Paganelli's Kate's Wish in fuschia. I always have to mix up the designers fabrics for the best combo! One down~ 20 something to go in the book! :)
check out all the fun things people made for the challenge: http://www.amylouwho.com/

11 comments:

Leslie said...

this is such a fantastic mix of fabrics...it looks so great. it is going to be a fun purse for you to carry.

Mary said...

Great job Monique! I agree with you on the strap instructions - I read those when I was trying to decide what to make and it seemed odd to me too.

The Miss Maven Ruffled Handbag kicked my butt. I'm done, and I love it, but it was really hard (for me, at least!) and it's not as perfect as I'd like. But still, it's a really cute bag and I highly recommend it!

Do you like the strap length on the bag you made? It's longer than what I'm used to and I'm curious to know how you like it.

allyn said...

love the colors and the style. you did a beautiful job.

pinksuedeshoe said...

Oh I like this! I love the "hips" on it, so cut! Nice job, those fabrics look so fun together!

amylouwho said...

You do a great job mixing designers. I need to be more experimental with that. Love the bag! So cute. I always change up the directions too if I don't like the way they tell me to do it...

Dee said...

perfectly awesomely winsomely wonderfully beautifully....made bag!

ktquilts said...

Love your fabric choices, especially the Paganelli!!! Great bag!

Sara said...

I love it! I especially loved the main fabric choice...so interesting! This is the 2nd mention I have seen of Amy's handbag book, so I think I'm going to have to definitely get it after seeing your bag! Thanks!!

Nina... said...

What an awesome bag! Love the colors and fabric combos. I always seem to be "tweaking" patterns when I follow one.

Alicia said...

I love your choice of fabric! Beautiful bag!

Aunt Spicy said...

totally love the pinks and orange! I am sure you will get tons of compliments!

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