Monday, April 14, 2008

The Pleated Beauty (from BTRS)

This is the bag back - the fabric in the pleats and used for the applique are Robert Kaufman "Vintage".
This is the bag front - I added a fabric-covered button and elastic for a closure.
This is the inside - I added the bottom (different than the pattern calls for). The fabric was part of an "Amusement Pack" from Valley Fabrics in Northampton (ahhh...heaven). I bought the pack of six pre-coordinated fabrics for a sewing challenge sponsored by the store (photos to follow). This project was the perfect way to use up the left-overs!
The only thing I would do differently next time (as in, the cut fabric already waiting for its turn at the machine) is to add a lining to the handles as well (I used fusible fleece for the bag which gives it a puffy but sturdy feel).
P.S. Adding photos was not nearly as hard as I thought! Thank you, Blogger!


rb said...

Hi Roselee. I get to be your first comment on your new blog! How exciting. LOVE the bag photos. I have new fabric waiting to be cut for my own Pleated Beauty. Thanks for the inspiration.

Roselee said...

I got a comment! Thank you for the kind words!

Cindy said...

What a great bag, Roselee! I love the fabric. I remember you pointing out fabric in that line when we were browsing.
You've inspired me to get going on a bag I've had all of the materials for for over a year now.


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