Monday, June 11, 2007

Vogue 7755

This bag did not want to be made. After firstly cutting the fabric upside down, I needed 3 attempts to get the straps on correctly! Well it is done now and I have to say it was not really an enjoyable experience. The canvas fabric with interfacing was hard to move around the sewing machine and awkward to get at.

The pattern calls for buckles for the straps to be attached to. I just sewed them directly to the bag and attached buttons (with a cute bag on them) to the front straps. The pattern also says that "All bags have inside pocket" but there is no pattern piece for one or instructions to add one?? Anyway, I added 3. Here is an inside photo:

More photos of the pockets and details of the lining and stramps can be seen in my previous post.

Sofie and I also went shopping today to Spotlight and Bunnings in Bayswater. Pretty handy as one is across the road from the other. We got some swatches for fabric and for paint for the makeover of The Good Room.

I really like the fabric on the left - chocolate, brown and blue/teal. The second fabric is a microsuede and would be a better choice for the couches as it can co ordinate with more colours. The Fabric on the right is a kind of latte colour and is for curtains. We like the two colours in the middle of the paint card for the walls. We will probably go for the lighter of the two as the room is not large. So it is to be brown, cream and touches of teal. If all goes to plan I will go back to Spotlight on Wednesday to buy the curtain fabric and start those. Next will be to paint on the weekend. Lets hope it is not too cold and wet!


Summerset said...

The bag is cute, regardless of the hassles it gave you!

The colors you picked are really nice - very relaxing! Reminds me of coffee, actually, mmmmm, with the except of the teal part, of course!

Tany said...

The bag turned out really great! Very cute and fun!