Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Baguette anyone?

Yesterday I opened this kit - the Baguette Clutch Kit - which I had bought from U-handbag






I loved those shiny big knobs - who doesn't!  Mine are silver as you will see!


It was not as straight forward as I had thought - sorry didn't think of taking a photo but I managed to sew the sides in the wrong place with the consequence that I ended up with a long sausage and not much room inside my purse!   


Something was definitely wrong!

So I ripped it out of the frame - the glue hadn't quite set!  Ripped the seams open and stitched it up correctly and hey presto! 












I have now marked my pattern with letters to show which marks match with which so I am expecting an easier time when I make this again!


And fortunately it doesn't seem that much worse for wear!  What's more I rather like it!   

The pattern uses interfacing to give a smooth finish to the exterior fabric and compressed foam to help keep the rather lovely shape and give a bit more body to the purse.

It has been interesting so see how to put a different shape together - it will help me with the final pattern for my partner's purse I hope!

Still got another pattern to try out!  July could be the month of purses!  






22 comments:

  1. It's good to learn by mistakes Nicky.
    Love your baguette, the silver balls remind me of a googly eyed froglet, a sweet one though!
    xx
    ps. love your new header too!

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  2. I love the purse - such a great shape and your fabric choices are wonderful!

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  3. that's fab, and I love your giant balls ;-)

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  4. Love your baguette! How big is it?

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  5. Likey likey like. Since I can't eat bread, this is my kind of baguette :o)

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  6. That is absolutely gorgeous!

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  7. Great purse Nicky. Glad you managed to get it to work out.

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  8. Love the purse Nicky it reminds of Hungry hippo's when it is open. Just feed it with lots of dosh.

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  9. Great job. Looks like you could put a ton of stuff in that little bag.

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  10. It's really, REALLY nice! It looks much better than the one with golden knobs!
    The (outside) fabric is a stunner too.

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  11. Looking good missus, well done!

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  12. That is so cute! Love the fabrics and the shape =D

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  13. Looks lovely, good job you were quicker than the glue!

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  14. I love baguette ;-) And your looks adorable. Great fabric choice and I really like those big knobs, too. Oh, and I absolutely love the little leaf coin purse you made earlier and that's in your blog header now!

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  15. Beautiful Nicky, love the fabric.

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  16. Great purse! Glad it worked out - I'm totally coming to you for advice if I ever get the courage to try making one of these :o)

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  17. Eee! I love it! I love it!

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  18. such a pretty purse - love the fabrics !

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