Thursday, October 10, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Purse Palooza!?!?

I just want to know....where does the time go?  I am sure most of you feel the same way.  Don't you remember when we were kids and time seemed to go by so slow?  Then you get older and all you want it to do is have SOME time to catch up!  

Okay, on to the purpose of this post.  I was doing a bit of blog reading the other day and came across information on Purse Palooza, which started September 30th over at Sew Sweetness.  There will be around 40 reviews of bag patterns during the event and I believe 20 giveaways!  I have placed a button on the sidebar that will link you right to the page with all of the info.  One of the reasons I mention this is that you can link up pictures of your own bag creations during the event, until November 11th.  I have quite a few "work in progress" bags that need finishing, so I figure why not use this event to get me to actual finish them.  I told myself that I was not allowed to start any new ones.....but I have to admit I am a little tempted since I bought the metal coin purse frame the other week at Finch Sewing Studio.

Now for the bags, I have two bags, both from Amy Butler's Style Stitches that I started a while ago.  
I didn't get too terribly far on either of them, so I think I have my work cut out for me.  The first is the Cosmo bag, which is featured on the front cover.  I found some Heather Bailey home decorator weight fabric at Olde City Quilts one time.  They usually have a great selection of sale fabrics at great prices.  I didn't have a particular project in mind when I bought it, I just like it and the price!  Then when visiting my aunt I saw she had made a Cosmo bag, which pretty much sealed the deal.  I will be using the Heather Bailey home dec weight fabric on the outside and some of her quilting weight cotton fabric I had in my stash for the inside.  I think that it will all look nice together, don't you?
For the second bag, I am going to finish up a Perfectly Pleated Clutch.  I changed the shape of the clutch a little bit and I think I am going to change the strap as well, but not too sure.  I actually stopped working on this project after I pleated the first side of the clutch and didn't really want to do the other side!  Anyway, I am hoping to get both of them done before the deadline....we will see. 
Then last but not least I have my cut out Datura blouse.  I made a muslin this time, because I was told that the sizing was pretty precise.  The muslin worked out and the size 38 was perfect without any changes...phew!  So I cut the pieces from my real fabric, but I haven't had a chance to start sewing it yet.  I am hoping I can get it done by tomorrow...but that might be wishful thinking again.  Wish me luck, please!
This post is linked up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. Until next time, have fun creating!


  1. The pleated clutch is so sweet but I guess the big tote is more practical! That is why we NEED so many bags! ;)

  2. i'm a huge heather fan, so i say YES! they will both look great. don't give up!