Thursday Night Sewing Club is so much fun. Sure, there are only two members of this club: me and my friend, Anna. But, we have enough fun for a whole gaggle of seamstresses. Last Thursday we finished our Folklore Bags from One Yard Wonders. Ridiculous as this seems, it took us over two months to finish these up. I blame it on too much talking and probably too much wine.
I was very happy with how my bag turned out. I've been waiting to use this Joel Dewberry fabric for a while now (this is from the Ginseng collection).
The lining is actually my favorite part (though it is a little bit baggy). I think this is Moda fabric, but I can't remember.
So here is where I admit that sewing this bag wasn't all butterflies and rainbows for me. I think I am actually the one who talks too much (and probably the one who drinks too much wine) during Thursday Night Sewing Club. The evidence is clear: I attached my strap onto the wrong side of my pleat, didn't notice, and proceeded to sew my entire bag together! I took it home, proud as a peacock, only to discover the big mistake the next morning. Good grief! I had to rip the top stitching out, rip my handle out, and resew it all. I confessed about it to Anna via email and she didn't believe me. (Yep, it's true, dude).
In all seriousness, the pattern was a little bit strange, but the product is great. It is a perfectly sized handbag, and the pleats and contoured band give it that extra flair. I'm sure I'll want to make this again. I wish I could show you Anna's bag because it is super cute. Maybe she'll send me a photo to post?