Friday, December 01, 2006

What would you attempt if you knew you would not fail?

One of my friends posted that quote in her journal a couple of days ago, and I've been thinking about it since. Probably a lot more than I have.

Speaking of attempts, I forgot Christmas gifts! Actually, realizing it's Dec 1 made me realize I have only a couple of weeks to make my Christmas gifts, and I haven't even started yet. Yikes! So now I have to attempt to make Christmas gifts in a hurry.

I posted this at Pattern Review already, but not everyone goes to that site (though they should!). I love this coat. Unfortunately, they don't have it in anything near my size. Does anyone know of a pattern that I could use to replicate it?
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Also, I fell in love with this bag:
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I think I've posted about it before, but I couldn't find the post, and I can't find the site it was at. Anyway, I remember it was around $300 so there was no chance of my buying it, but I thought I could try something similiar to it. I love the print the most, but of course, I've never seen anything very close to it. I did find an Amy Butler print that reminds me of the fabric, which will work. Then I found this sewing pattern. The shape of the first bag is pretty similar, though I'm sure it's much smaller (which is ok, since I usually prefer smaller bags). I think it would be possible to use that pattern to replicate this bag. I just found the pattern today, so I haven't purchased it yet.

I also want to make the Amy Butler Weekender bag, and I found a great fabric for it, but it's one of her quilting cotton prints. Could I use that for the bag? I like a couple of other of her bag patterns if not.

Gatsby Girl has hit the point of "Omg, this sweater is taking FOREVER." I know it will so be worth it, but with the 29 degree morning, and 44 degree temperature right now, I wish the sweater was already finished!


Stacy said...

I love the coat it's beautful! Have you checked the Vogue catalog? It looks like something they might have a pattern for.

The bag pattern reminds me of Amy Butler's Betty Shopper - without the pleats. It looks to be about the same size too!

On the weekender - you can use regular fabrics, but you'll probably want to interface them first to make them a bit stiffer. Between the timtex and the fabric weight, the bag should keep it's shape extremely well and be pretty sturdy feeling.

Hope that helps!

ShannonAnn said...

I think this might work:
for the coat.

Marji said...

Check out V8307. Ann (Gorgeous Things, ) made it and did a pattern review on it. Close, although you may need to cut down the collar a bit,