|Pattern Description: |
Package includes patterns and instructions for bags A, B: 15" W × 121/2" L. A: contrast front pocket. Bags C, D: 15" W × 10" L. Bag E: 14" W × 10" L, including ruffles. Measurements are approximate, excluding handles. All views are lined and have inside pockets.
I made View E.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, except it was larger than I pictured it being.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very simple...if you read them. Sometimes, I do really need to stop and read the instructions. In this case, it would have saved me 30 minutes or more of frustration. I had sewn the ruffle sides down to the sides of the purse. If I had read, I would have known to finish the ends of each ruffle with a narrow hem. They were not to be enclosed in the side seams. I guess it would have been alright, but the ruffles at the bottom hang a bit below that actual bottom of the purse, it might have been a wrinkled mess. I chose to rip them and do it as instructed.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I just think it's a cute purse. I had made myself a backpack before, and I actually carry it a lot. This is my first attempt at a purse. I'm pretty pleased with the results.
I had just been working on a romper/jumpsuit and wanted a matching purse for it. I used some of the cotton blend fabric that was left from it. I added a contrasting dark teal corduroy for the main parts and part of the ruffles.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Instead of a magnetic snap closure, I decided to create a button flap to close it instead.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I actually bought this pattern ages ago and never used it. I had originally purchased it and round wooden handles to make another view. I will probably make it next time.
I need to finish my romper. All I need to do is cut the legs off and hem it. I think I'll go do that now! Thanks for reading! <3 Now, I need to make one for my niece, she has been asking for a purse. =D
I went and finished my romper, right after I wrote this. You can see it Here