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I'm proud of myself. I made my first Towne Purse and I'm very pleased
with it. There's room for improvement, but when isn't there. I 'm not
thrilled with the way the outside pocket is but that's my perfectionist
side coming out. The next one will be better. Considering that this has
been a very stressful time, DH hasn't been feeling his best, that has
not made sewing easy. I still just kept going in very little bits and I
finished. As I  said when I first started this  project, no camera so no
pictures but hopefully one of these days I'll collar on of the dear
offspring and get a picture to put up.
Juno

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Juno wrote:
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Whoo hoo!  Doesn't it feel good when a much loved project comes off
properly!  Well done you.

--
Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Congratulations, Juno.  And I sincerely hope DH is well by now.As soon as I
feel a bit better and get more acquainted with the new BabyLock, I intend to
make some summer hats & purses for the 8YO.  She never criticizes anything
Gramma makes for her.  I made her a bright red glitter knit Flapper style
evening bag and hairband which she loves.  Later, I want to make myself a
new bag, too.
Emily



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CypSew wrote:
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Emily,
Do look at the lazy girl patterns. They are very straight forward and I
love the simple zipp insertion. I think I'll give the city bag a try
soon. Haven't bought the pattern yet but it looks like something for a
quick weekend trip. I think I can get a lot in it. I'm not much for
totes for weekends, you can't pack them at tight as a briefcase type bag.

Juno

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Juno wrote:
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I have made the Lazy Girl Veronica - even easier as it has no zipper at
all :)

Lizzy

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I've checked their site, and have my eye on 1-2 of their patterns.  Years
ago, I bought a big 3, McCall's I believe, that has some bags & hats in
matching colors.  I've made a couple and they turned out okay.  Because of
repeatedly getting small skin irritations on my face, I must wear hats when
outside.
Emily



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Juno wrote:

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Juno,

Good for you!  I'm glad you liked the pattern, since I kind of felt
responsible.  :)  The City Bag goes together almost exactly the same
way, and does have a good bit more room.  DD uses the one I made her as
a briefcase, and DSis loves hers as a handbag (she carries a lot more
'stuff' around with her than I do).

Doreen in Alabama

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Doreen wrote:
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I really enjoyed making the bag. Did you see the bag that was on the web
site made by weaving bias binding and then fusing it to to iron on
interfacing? It looked like it would be fun to do.
As soon as I finished my bag I moved every thing I have from my store
bought bag to this one. I love being able to have a place for all my
stuff. I carry a lot. I need to have my date book, little note book,
several inhalers, my EpiPen and of course DH's reading glasses and the
cell phone, when we go some place together. The funny thing is I don't
use the phone, DH does. I hate the blasted things. Then I need my
wallet, car keys and tissues.
I think I'll order the city bag today.
Juno

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Juno wrote:

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No, I don't remember that one.  Maybe it's new?  I'll go have a look!

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I love all the pockets, especially the narrow ones that are just right
for pens/pencils.  In my 'boughten' bags I never could find a pen when I
needed it, without rooting around underneath everything else.

With my last Townie, I sewed little pieces of velcro to keep a couple of
the pockets closed...the ones that hold stuff desirable to carry, but
infrequently used.

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Attagirl!

Doreen in Alabama

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Doreen it's here:http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/blog/?cat=16

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Juno wrote:
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Wow!  That's gorgeous.

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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Beverly,
You can squeeze that one in between pleats. ;)
Juno

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Juno wrote:
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ROTFLOL!!!  I almost choked....



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BEI Design wrote:
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No, Don't choke! that's not good for your breathing.

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Juno wrote:
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Too true!  I am in the process of sewing the last pleat, it's a
double sett and box pleat, last one before the under apron.  So I
should be able to show my work to the expert this weekend.  With
any luck I'll get this one finished before we leave on the trip.
:-|

Beverly



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Juno wrote:

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Oh my, that's beautiful!  Buying all that fusible bias tape would be
pricey, though, I bet.  I probably would opt to make my own.

Doreen in Alabama

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Doreen wrote:
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Check thrift stores. They often have lots of bias tape, still in the
packages unopened.  I have bought up all the old rayon taffeta tape I
could find, which can be used to make "silk" flowers.  I've left piles
of newer "iron-on" bias tape behind.
--
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Pogonip wrote:
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I wouldn't use iron on tape, I'd use my own or ribbon or even strips of
fabric. I don't see any reason to use bias. It's the look of the weaving
I'd go for. The weird part is that I've been toying with the same idea
of using fabric strips woven and fused to interfacing to make throw
pillows for my bed. I had no intension of cutting on the bias. I was
just going to press under the edges and top stitch them so it would have
a little bit more dimension. Then again if you leave the raw edges you
get a look of shabby chic.
Juno

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