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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Purse For All Seasons...or At Least Today and Tomorrow

I go through phases where I need to make something. It usually turns out kinda ugly. Like the two dresses I made last weekend. After talking to my mom and determining Vogue patterns suck, the dress I made was about 3 sizes too big. And I'm just too lazy to fix it. Ugh, where's Old Navy when I need it?

Anyhoo, the other's nice. The fabric was stretchy and fitting. But the rolls on my sides just want to say hello to everyone. I think they shouldn't be seen at all, but you can't argue with them. So to fight them, I talked Justin into doing the Las Vegas 1/2 Marathon in December. Another blog for another day.

With one ugly dress and one not yet ready to wear, I needed to satisfy my need for something made and useful. Purses! So off to my new favorite website, Craftster to find other people creations that I can use. There are some really creative people on there. Normally I'm amazed at how non-creative I can be. But this time I was surprised!

This one was fun just because I jimmied it to be the size I want. SMALL! But don't look too closely because...well...the seams aren't all that great, the handle is crooked, the lining didn't catch when I was sewing it and over all it is a little lopsided. But it still looks pretty good!

Ya those aren't side pockets. I guess they could be though.

BLING he he

Purse #2: A Snazzy, Very Little Clutch

The colors look a little deceiving here, but they are really brighter. I've never had a clutch or a need for one but when I saw this on Craftster, I knew I had to make it! And so I did. 1 1/2 hours later I was done. I didn't put the snap on it yet because I have absolutely no idea how to use the snapper tool.
Hey, I can barely sew a straight line! So that one I need help on. But for now, my little clutch is cute, hip and only holds what you see. Tiny wallet, phone, lip gloss and rubber bands. All I need!

I'm not Martha yet, but I'm getting there. As for dresses, I think I'll stick with stitching my way to Old're killing me! 3 sizes! Unacceptable!


Geoff said...

Another marathon??? Are you high??

TonyM said...

Random Orange Guy - at least she did it.....

Can I have one of those in Jersey Knit?

Jessi said...

I said half marathon. Come on, 13 miles is nothing compared to the full! EASY! :)

Which one do you want in a Knit? You know how I don't like Kevin walking around with a fanny pack, I know I won't like you walking around with a purse!

TonyM said...

or how about stretch velvet? navy blue?

Jessi said... blue? Sure! In the Clutch?

TonyM said...

Yes! A clutch! Like Princess Di! She never had anything else, it didn't ruin the dress line

Jessi said...

Or her pant suits

Writinggal said...

J, I LOVE your purses! You should start a business!

Jessi said...

Thanks. Maybe that's my way of staying home being a freelancer like you!

We'll see.

I've already had some girls at work requesting one. Hmmm