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Posted on:4/8/14 3:51 AM
Project Photo:Indygo Junction: IJ874 by myraminx

Indygo Junction: IJ874 by myraminx  
Pattern Photo: Indygo Junction Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 3 people   
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Pattern Description:
"Inspired by the styles of the early 1950's, these roomy shoulder bags combine practical size and shape with unique detailing"
Pattern Sizing:
N/A - But these bags come out HUGE..
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes - apart from fabric choice
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very clear instructions - but seam allowances were in 1/4" and 1/2".

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the ruched detail at the front and the shape of the bag - that is why I bought the pattern.
I also liked the internal zipper pocket.
Fabric Used:
Curtain fabric, fusible volume fleece and cotton sateen lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Essentially none - but used a fusible volume fleece instead of sew in. This worked well as the bag stands by itself with out additional supports. Did not put hard base into bag - as bag stiff enough and I was not sure I would be using it!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would not sew it again as it is. I found the opening too small for the size of the bag - hard to get things in and out. I might make the bag shorter and a fraction smaller and try it again -but I have so many bag patterns to try I am not sure I will bother
I AM glad I got this pattern out of the stash - it does not take long to make and makes a huge roomy bag, the only slight issue being access to the contents.

my blog where I shall experiment with other bag patterns.

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Speech girl said...
Cute bag!
4/8/14 11:18 AM
JDpenelope said...
The style and shape are appealing and your version looks great. But I get your drift about the problem with a small opening. That was my first thought when I saw the photo. I think your review should be helpful. Your execution is very good, also!
4/9/14 4:12 AM
AnneM said...
Great fabric print placement. At least you don't have to worry about things falling out of the bag with the small opening.
4/9/14 7:57 AM
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