Saturday, September 25, 2010

May I take a moment to brag?

The Kids Clothing Week Challenge began this Monday and when I sat down to my sewing machine, I decided to sew ... myself a purse.

You see, many months ago I saved a purse tutorial from Oh, Fransson! and immediately bought all the fabric. It was so long ago that when I went to find the tutorial off of her website, it was gone. Fortunately, Elizabeth responded to my begging and generously sent me a copy.

So, while I know I should have been sewing kids clothing; I need a purse, I had the fabric and the pattern, and decided to give it a go.

Here it is.

It has been rainy and gloomy here for weeks and I don't have the patience to wait for good light, especially because I am so stinkin' proud of this project. It's the first semi-complicated project I have ever made without a major goof. My only complaint is that it's pretty summery, considering we're headed into winter (remember, I bought the fabric long ago).

That's no big deal, I consider it my ray of sun in all the gloom.

I am so impressed with the ease of the tutorial that I will definitely be spending some more time over at Oh, Fransson!

Here are a couple other pictures, for good measure.



Also, if you're looking for some great sewing ideas for your little boys and girls, I highly recommend you follow the KCWC link above. I've saved up some great ideas, and even though I won't be making them during the challenge, I'll definitely be making them.

7 comments:

  1. Well done! Nice lining. Nice shape.

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  2. That is SO cute. Great job, Kate. You've inspired me to whip out my sewing machine and make something for myself. (After I finish the Halloween costumes that is.)

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  3. Great purse! I love the style of it. How tough was it? I've only made pillows and curtains (easy), so I think it might be beyond me. I need a new purse and I love the idea of being able to pick out the fabric.

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  4. Good Job Katie - I'm proud of you. MK

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  5. Oh, and did I mention that would be a GREAT gift for a good friend? A really GREAT gift for Christmas or just because [are you picking up my hint?]

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