Sunday, April 20, 2008

Vogue 8506

I'm, I guess, content with my bag.  It looks good and is functional, but I get so frustrated by the 'home-sewn' quality of notions that I can get my hands on and my lack of experience sewing bags finely.  My bags always look home-sewn to me.  Gah!  

I think it's a combination of materials chosen, notions available, sewing machine techniques and pressing equipment.  I've seen a very few beautifully sewn bags on PatternReview, but they've been rare.  I just wish I could make that skill leap. 

Happy things instead.

I've been gathering Rowan yarns for a Kaffe Fassett cardigan from Rowan 31.  This is it on Ravelry.  It's a lovely combination of wide stripes of purples and reds.  A lot of the colors are discontinued, so I'm approximating madly.

They're like candy kisses.


  1. I think your bag looks very pretty. The fabric is beautiful and the shape classic. Your skills will improve with each new incarnation of this bag (assuming you'll make more).

  2. This is just darling. Great fabric and I love all the details!

  3. LOVE the bag. I just started sewing 4 days ago. I can't wait for it to get easier. :o) Very very pretty.