Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sweet Success

Thanks to Nicolette, Crystal, and everyone's encouragement, I achieved my “ah hah” Oprah moment with the Sew Pretty Homestyle bag (page 26) that flummoxed me last week.



The sunlight makes the bag and rose look blue—the correct purple color is more accurate in the last photo showing the rose.

My mistake was that I did not pull the lining fabric through the top opening of the bag as illustrated in Figure B of the book before drawing the corner arcs on both ends and sewing. Purely operator error on my part.



This is what the interior looks like.



I also managed to make the decorative rose and accompanying leaves (page 69) without problem. I’m so relieved.

20 comments:

a pink-bee said...

Yeah Junie ~ you did it :) ! It looks beautful ! Love the roses too :). Hope your feeling much better :)
Have a happy day :)
crystal
oxox

randi said...

The bag is adorable! Great work!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Oh June, It is beautiful! What a wonderful seamstress you are. :-) Rosie

Jennifer said...

Incredible job! Glad you got it figured out!

calamitykim said...

yeah! I think I want to make one now! What a great bag for knitting- right? If only I knew how....I love the rose! Very lovely, Junie Moon! I hope you are feeling better- My post was really about if I am wasting my time blogging- I equate comments with readers I guess and don't feel like it's any good if nobody says "yeehaw" I have lots of mice in my corners! But, you are one of the big cats laying out on my favorite rug, staying warm by the fire. I love you Junie Moon!!! xxxooo kim

Yummers! said...

I love the word 'flummoxed'. Do those words just pop out of your head, Junie Moon??

I'm glad you got your purse problem solved. When you think of all the knowledge out there in Blogville, one can get help with almost anything.
Hugs,
Joni

Storybook Woods said...

oh my goodness, what a sweet bag. So glad you worked it all out. It was worth it. Clarice

African Kelli said...

So glad to see your pretty bag. It is very nice. (And would look lovely when tending to your butterfly gardens.) Egotistically, it is kind of nice to know that even a sewing champ like you has off days.
I know that is a selfish notion.
You also know how much I adore you.
:)

Florence said...

It's gorgeous! It's so annoying when a pattern foxes you in that way - I love the book though.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I'm so pleased you got it figured out and finished. It looks great. Love the colour of this fabric although it's supposed to be purple. Love the purple too.
I will be asking for help if I try this bag......

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I'm so pleased you got it figured out and finished. It looks great. Love the colour of this fabric although it's supposed to be purple. Love the purple too.
I will be asking for help if I try this bag......

hunnybunny said...

That is so beautiful! I'm so glad you figured it out, and stuck with it. I get so frustrated when I mess up something "easy". It's very motivational for us not so great sewers.

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful June! Aren't blog helpers awesome??? Great job!

Jane said...

So glad you got the help you needed with that. It turned out awesome!

Maggie Ann said...

That is beautiful!!!

Pat said...

The bag came out beautiful! I knew you'd be able to figure it out after mulling over it for awhile --so happy you had the "AH HA" moment! :-)
Your sister will love this gift!

Hugs, Pat

Anonymous said...

Yay Junie Moon!

I knew you would get that bag figured out.
So glad your feeling better, I love visiting your corner of the world every day.
Thanks,
Thistledew

Jennifer said...

YAY!!! I knew you would get it! It looks wonderful. I may bug you to get some info on making the rose. My mom would love something like that! Gorgeous as always!

Anonymous said...

It looks gorgeous! Do you care to share how to make the rolled roses? I love your blog!

Corey Triplett said...

needing help...I'm not getting how to sew it together! I should probably just go to bed and try in the morning!......any advice would be greatly appreciated =) thanks!