Saturday, February 13, 2010

Oy Vey!

I finished "My Paris Traveler's Bag" {pattern by Joanna Figueroa} that I started a few weeks ago. Can't say I'm nuts about how it turned out. Maybe the tincture of time will cure that as it was not an easy bag to make. I ended up having to re-do that red gusset where it attaches to the zipper panel. If you use a typical Coats Zipper from Joann's, the panel ends up too small for the gusset. I ended up emailing Joanna and it turns out the zipper she used was wider than the ones commonly available. On a positive note, the zipper installation was very easy.  All in all, I found the directions a bit difficult to follow.

Update:::  Hello, all, it's been awhile.  I just found I never posted this.  Not much sewing going on here until just recently.  I spent a good two weeks getting some much needed gardening accomplished.  That must sound odd to all you snowed-under but the weeds grow year round here in Florida!  It's back to sewing as the weather here has turned more wintry.  So, what have you been up to?


Anne at Film and Thread said...

That looks like a fun bag! I like your choice of fabrics together.

Lucky you to have gardening weather!

Unknown said...

I found the directions for her other bags to be really hard to follow too.
It looks great though so I'm sure you'll like once the memory of making it has faded some.
You gardening did sound odd as I look out at the massive snow flakes that have been falling for about 15 hours.
I hope you have a great weekend!

Needled Mom said...

After reading the problems you encountered, I think I will pass on the bag. Why would she not tell you about the sippers ahead of time? It looks great though!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Love your fabrics! I am just starting this one~ got the fabric for the quilt sandwich today. Thanks for the tip about the zipper. :-)

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

gardening! ha! I have three more months before I have to think about that...!!! ;-)
but I am buying seeds! got to be thinking about these things! love the bag! nice job!