|Simplicity: 1905 (Bags and Cosmetic Case) - Type:Accessories|
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Simplicity Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me |
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|Fabric:||Polyester Woven [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Tote, handbag with cosmetic or pencil case.|
Pattern Sizing: One Size
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I have made about 8 Amy Butler bags, so for me these instructions were intuitive. I skimmed them and used them as a reference, but didn’t really follow them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the size and style of the bag. I also like the pocket two options. I used this bag in a lesson and my students practiced many skills. They were overwhelmed with the process and I may not use it again for that purpose.
I disliked the time it took to make. This was not a fast bag to construct. It looks effortless from the pattern, but this bag is a time suck! The use of sew-in-interfacing takes a really long time to stitch. (This is not a deal breaker on making the bag if you love it. Like I said, I have made Amy Butler bags and they require similar effort, but you know that going in, so you deal.)
A home decor remnant from a thrift store grab bag. It is a champagne colored polyester fabric with a black flocked mod motif. The lining and tie is from my stash.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made the entire bag with one fabric and only made the tie in a contrasting fabric. I made inverted pleats instead of the three folded pleats they suggested. My fabric was too thick to make attractive pleats. The flocking portions when doubled were too dense.
Would you sew it again?
Would you recommend it to others? I like this, but I will not sew it again. I have many other bags I have yet to make, and others I would rather remake. I recommend this if you love it; if you are on the fence, I say pass.
Do it if you love it and have the time.
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