Pattern Description from Amy Butler website:
I love the sweet silhouette of this easy to make bag! The Beautiful Belle is the perfect size with comfy handles and large interior pockets to keep everything in order. Use your two favorite coordinating fabrics to create your own unique look. Beautiful, beautiful!
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 many Amy Butler bags and found this one by far the easiest. The illustrations are great and the text instructions clear.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the shape of the bag and the ease of customization with fabric choices.
For one bag I used Amy Butler Bliss Bouquet apparel fabric to which I added embroided accents. For the other, I used a home décor fabric in a Chevron print. I found the lighter weight fabric had more prominent gathers than the home decor fabric, but the latter did not need to be interfaced.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I used re-purposed leather for the straps and added three inches to the length to make it more of a shoulder bag.
For one bag, I added a magnetic snap closure. For the other bag I added a zipper to the interior lining.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will sew this again and recommend it. I was fast and easy.
Conclusion: This is a great bag to carry and easy to make.