20 July 2011

Go Taylor!

My friend Taylor recently took her very first sewing class in which she made this VERY FABULOUS pillowcase!

Great job Ms. Taylor! Am I looking at a young sewing diva in the making? We shall see! Looking forward to seeing more from you toots! *kisses*

19 July 2011

"Knockoff" Fold-over Clutch

I was combing the web trying to find a tutorial on how to put a zipper in a purse (so far I've been skating by on magnetic snaps). Someone mentioned Ira Grant in their blog and I found Ira's Etsy shop. She has gorgeous AMAZING bags but one in particular I fell in love with was her fold-over clutch.

18 July 2011

All that glitters is NOT gold - sometimes it's PURPLE!

I was commissioned to make this bag as a birthday gift. This is made from Amy Butler's "Birdie Sling" pattern. I neglected to take pics of the lining. But as you can see the outside is this really cool purple glittery something or other. I was concerned about using a fusible interfacing but it worked out okay.

If I had it to do over, I would use a sew-in interfacing. But I didn't have any and I waited until the 11th hour to start on it. SOOOOOOOOO.....as Tim Gunn says MAKE IT WORK.

It worked.... The birthday girl loved it!

Yoo Hoo! Remember me?

That's what my "not-gonna-be-a-plain-jane-no-mo" fabric purchase was saying as I pulled it out of my fabric stash last weekend. It had only been sitting there collecting dust since oh.....February? *smh*

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