Great Success!

I finished the tester purse today and I am pleased with the result although there are a few changes I need to make on the next, actual purse.  The top flap does not line up correctly with the body of the purse because I did not mark the seam allowance lines and apparently sewed them at different widths.  Using Corn Flakes box cardboard worked well rather than chipboard, whatever that is, to give it structure, and the button size is perfect with the frog closure.  It took several hours to make, and I expect the next one to be quicker and smoother, especially if I enlist the help of Boyfriend for the menial tasks like cutting out fabric and ironing on fusible interfacing.  I took the clutch with me to Jason’s Deli for dinner and it looked great, especially from a distance, and not at all like something that an unskilled person threw together in crafts class at summer camp as I had feared.

Great success!

October 30, 2006. Words.

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