Here we are facing April already. My choice for the “Make A Garment A Month” Challenge (MAGAM), April 2014, is the Versatile Wave Purse. I have been oogling this purse for several months and finally got materials needed to make one of my own. For April I am stretching the rules a bit. To garner support I decided to look up the definition of garment which states, “any article of clothing: dresses, suits, and other garments.” Er ahhh, making a purse doesn’t exactly fit. But, I am hoping you participants will beg my pardon and look at things from my standpoint, tee hee hee. My rationale for making this Versatile Wave Purse for MAGAM are twofold:
- I will be “wearing” the purse when I carry it; and,
- If I recall one of the premises of this challenge is for us to do something for ourselves
This purse is for me and it is going to make me real happy. We won’t even discuss the possibilities of someone seeing my finished creation and commissioning me to make one for them. That is, depending upon the rules for licensing. Yes, I’ve contacted the pattern designer for details – just in case!
I have made totes in years past but don’t recall ever having tackled a “purse”. Sew, I will be adding to my sewing skills and getting a way cool, pretty purse. The purse even has hardware and a reversible cover. I’m very excited to be making this bag.
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ETA: Got some pics of work so far:
Finally completed the stitching of my Versatile Wave Purse. Without further ado:
My ride was leaving fast so I had to shoot pics fast.
I had an absolute ball working with these fabrics and the Dura Bond. It was my first time using it and I am pleased. Next time I’d like to try “Inn Control” for shoring up my bags/tote walls.
Piping is one of my new “things”. Sew glad to see it was popular in vintage 1950’s wear (one of my focal garment genres). I put red piping on the cover. Love it. There will be more Versatile Wave purses coming off my sewing table. The thing about this bag is it’s “versatility” in that you take the bag and make different covers. Simply move the bag from one cover to another without having to take things out of your purse. Cool, eh!
Oh, did I mention this cover is reversible too. How’s that for two bags in one?
Over at my MAGAM group this comment was left by one of the gals:
Wow! This looks like a bag you could buy ready-made. What a great job! I love the fabrics and the colors. Very nice.”
That made my day and I just had to copy and paste it here for a pick-me-up. Bless her heart.
“Being a great quilter is 5% talent and 95% pushing yourself away from the internet!”