Saturday, December 18, 2010

This Took All Day!

Remember this purse, Vogue 8642? I'm still working on it little by little. I had to redo the rosette spiral over...and over...and order for it to look decent. It literally took me hours because I am a perfectionist and it didn't look "just right," and my gathering string (yes string, I originally did the "sew over string" method to gather) kept breaking so I had to put in more gathering stitches in places.

Unfortunately, this type of thing happens when you don't follow the pattern directions and decide to do things your own way. In this case I started the rosette from the middle instead of marking the spiral with chalk and sewing from the outside in, as the pattern directions stated. It's a good thing I have to set this project aside until after the holidays in order to get the Christmas gift sewing done or I might have done something rash with it, such as run it over with my car. I'm not loving this pattern at all. More on this later.

Madison Avenue Monday returns this coming week in anticipation of Christmas, and don't forget the gift certificate giveaway, it ends this Friday!


  1. I have not been entirely successful with their bag patterns. I found I was better off trying to make my own. But the rosette looks nice!

  2. Thanks for the compliment. And I'm glad to know that I'm not alone in having difficulty with the Vogue bag patterns!


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