Thursday, November 20, 2008

Finished... at last...

I actually managed to finish my bag last weekend, with 10 minutes to spare before I was due to catch a train into Melbourne for the weekend (actually I missed the first train because I was too busy sewing and forgot to watch the time).

I'm very pleased with it. It's got an adjustable handle attached with o-rings, two zips, one with this neat little placket to hold onto, pockets with pleats so that they expand and a magnet (shhhh, don't tell Nikki that I mucked that up - I was in a bit of a rush and didn't check properly that the right sides together, and so they don't join up like they should - you know how when you put two magnets together and they repell rather than stick?.... well mine do that and stick when they are off centre so I'll have to unpick a bit of the lining so that I can get in and fix it - no big deal)

BTW I did the workshop with Nikki of Nicole Mallalieu Design. Nikki also blogs at You SEW Girl. It was a fabulous workshop and I can't wait to do another. We (another lady Jane who was at the workshop) are already saving up to do A Sharper Edge - Finishing techniques for intermediate and experienced sewers and then Patternmaking for Bags I - Learn to turn your creative ideas into reality without the need to ever buy another bag pattern!

Sorry, the pictures aren't great... it's hard to photograph without a model :)



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Leisurely Lesley said...

I like it Sophie. I have a fetish for bags. Will visit Nicki's website and check out her classes.

CurlyPops said...

Wow you did a fabulous job. I'm booked in for a purse course in December and I can't wait!

Anonymous said...

looks like a very professional finish

Nikki said...

Yay! ALl done! Looks gorgeous. So glad you enjoyed the class.