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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Fall Project 1: Quilted Suede Handbag

Finished V7982! This project was an easy and fun one. I love the look of this bag and its on trend. I am noticing a lot of quilted juackets, shoes, and handbags. I would recommend this for anyone looking for an easy and fabulous project. Sorry, I couldn't get a good picture of the quilting.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Checking in

Just wanted to touch base. I have finished the quilted suede except for the button that goes on the front flap. I am going to look for one tommorrow. I started the second handbag project. and all I have to do for that one is hand sew the lining in place and attach the handles. I am also tracing a few patterns out and looking for inspiration for planning my wardrobe.

Bluefly sent an email annoucing the intro of Christian Siriano's RTW collections. its worth checking out. Here are some of my favs:

Saturday, July 12, 2008

WIP: Fall Accessories Project I - Quilted Suede Bag

This bag (V7982 view C) is coming along quite nicely. I was worried in the beginning about all the quilting that is required but thank God for quilting guides.

This guide made quilting the suede a breeze. The bag is nearly complete. All I need to do is attach the facing to the lining and attach that to the bag and when my chain for the handle arrives from M&J Trimming I will attach that and that will be it. Hope to have finished photos soon.

Until next time.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Me in My Burda

Here is a pic of me Sunday in my Burda 4/2008-116 dress. I loved wearing it. I wore it with white crochet ankle tie espadrilles. Mind you this pic was taken with my camera phone.

I am now working on V7982 view c. I finished quilting the fabric yesterday and will cut out the patterns pieces from this quilted rectangle and do the marking. I still have to buy 3 feet of chain for the purse handle. I plan on getting that soon.

While site seeing, I viewed a slide show of Burda's new pattern collection called FashionLine by Burda. these patterns are due to debut in August. Check out the Burda site for the preview. Fabulous offerings- coats, dresses, skirts, and biker type jackets.

Until next time!