Sunday, June 15, 2008

Pleated Beauty

Finally a finished object! I just completed the Pleated Beauty Bag from Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Karol. This bag is HUGE! I love a big bag though, so that's no problem. I really wanted to finish this fast, so I skipped putting in pockets. I probably should have put some in, as this bag is so big I will never find my cellphone or keys once it's filled up. The only other change I made was to use the exterior pieces (after pleating) as the pattern piece for the lining, instead of pleating the lining as well. I had to fiddle a lot with the interior and exterior to get them to fit together. I'm glad I didn't give up on the bag though because I'm really happy with it. Well, except for the bottom corners, they aren't perfect. I wish I still had some more of the yellow fabric to make some accessories like a zipper pouch and key fob. I have enough of the contrast fabric to do that though, so I will definitely make some things to match. All in all, a cute bag in fabric that I love...I'm off to fill it up!
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Jessica said...

I have been meaning to make the pleated beauty bag for a while now. I can never have too many big bags...especially in the summer! Lovely bag!

Lisa said...

I have been searching for just the right fabric to make this bag. I love your color combination. Enjoy!