How are you feeling? Is your assignment done? Hmmmm?
I tried out the Buttercup Bag from Made by Rae. It requred a total of 3 inches, squared, of interfacing, so I figured it qualified as an appropriate project.
and thank you, Picassa, for refusing to rotate this picture.
I made it a lot bigger. I think probably about 50% bigger or so. Or maybe more. The last time I did real math was in 1996. I'm not sad about that. All I did to increase the size was tape the cut out pattern to some tissue paper and then mark 2.5 inches all the way around.
and a more true shot of the interior color Or as true as it can be, taken at 7:30 p.m. in my dark kitchen:
Another thing I did was make the strap longer and wider. Then I took the strap at both ends and folded it over, after it was attatched to the bag, and then topstitched it towards the middle, leaving about a 7-9 inch area where the strap remained wide.
And here is some picture fun. I told my husband to just take a picture of the bag, not my face. I'm sick. I'm tired. I haven't even showered today. Just the bag, please. After he took the picture he said, "Maybe we should try one with you smiling?" He doesn't listen very well.
so I cheesed it up for him and got this beaute
You Told Me: Holy P said, "If you want the bag to have more structure but not be stiff, you can line it with fleece or quilted lining."