Amy Butler Blossom Handbag/Shoulderbag Pattern Sizing:
OS 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?
Yes. Since there are minimal pictures, you really have to read every step carefully and repeatedly to ensure you get it right. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really liked the bag. When I saw the picture in the book I bought recently, that was the first one I knew I wanted to make. It's a bit difficult, well, really more time consuming than anything as there are a lot of details to put together and sew. There are also several pattern pieces. She only gives you 4-5 of the pattern pieces in the book and gives you the measurements for other pieces. I DO NOT like having to measure and make my own pieces, so that is a definite negative for me. Then you had to cut out two different kinds of interfacing. There was A LOT of interfacing to apply to nearly every pattern piece, many had two pieces of interfacing. Fabric Used:
Home dec cotton for both the exterior, lining and inside panels. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Nope! Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I probably would sew it again if someone asked me for one or down the line after I've sewn many others first. Conclusion:
It's a really great bag. Very detailed, so it almost doesn't look homemade (except for the fabric maybe). Very roomy. I like the choice of either short or shoulder straps. It's probably the best bag I've made yet!