I decided I needed to do a trial run before I made the bag I want to offer for auction.
Here is what I made.
This was all the fabric that was left over from my Anna Maria Horner Socialite Dress I made a couple years ago.
There were two blueish smears on the fabric that I cut around to make the dress, so my purse has the smears on it, but I tried my best to make sure they were on the back and toward the bottom.
I mainly used the photos in the pattern to guide me, since it is completely in German. I also copied and pasted some of the instructions into Google Translate to double check. I did my own thing when it came the the straps and I used an invisible magnetic snap from Tantalizing Stitches instead of velcro.
I am so glad I went ahead and bought 15 sets of the magnetic closures because I never want to go back to the ones with prongs on the back again!
I tried a non-zip pocket and it's kinda not the best looking thing because I was winging it and didn't do it right, but I like the look and the idea of it. I hardly ever zip my interior zip pockets anyway.
This bag is definitely Spring colors, but I don't know if I'll be able to wait until then to carry it. This is one of my all time favorite prints by Amy Butler and I'm really glad to have a bag made from it.
I pat myself on the back for a muslin well done.
See? Invisible snap. I love it.
You must try them if you are going to make a bag. Michelle Patterns uses these sometimes in her patterns, which I also love, and she PERSONALLY recommended these to me (eek! I felt like I was messaging with a celebrity through her Etsy shop page!) and directed me to Tantalizing Stitches.
Next up: The REAL bag that will be auctioned on the 20th. Gotta get going on that!