Amy Butler Week Post #3

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So I’ve finally done it – I’ve sewed a CURVE! I’ve tried this and failed before, but last night I stayed up and decided I wouldn’t sleep until I got it right. I made up a purse pattern on swedish tracing paper and practiced sewing it. Then, I took the dive and tried it on real fabric. I know this sounds silly, but I’ve really made it through 10 plus years of sewing without really having to sew much more than the minorest of curves, and never without a pattern. This was huge for me.

The print is from Amy’s Ginger Bliss line and from what I hear that whole line has been discontinued. Can it be? Ah, Amy, this fabric is so beautiful. I only just discovered your stuff a few short months ago – and already some of the prints I love are being discontinued? What will I do?

To me, this print has a Japanese feel to it, and so does this purse. I just had to put them together.  I’ve named it the Akemi Bag after a friend of mine from college.

It’s back to straight sewing for me – this purse was way too hard.

3 Responses to “Amy Butler Week Post #3”


  1. 1 beki February 24, 2006 at 8:15 am

    The purse turned out so well!

  2. 2 kimberly February 25, 2006 at 12:38 am

    So cute!! You really do a great job.

  3. 3 Anonymous February 26, 2006 at 5:29 pm

    ooh….ahh! Love it!!!! I want to buy that one too! I agree it has an asian feel to it and I love that! Lizzie


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An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well, crafting is my apple. It's what I do to maintain my sanity while taking care of my family. I homeschool my three boys, ages 12, 13, and 14), am a quilter, a bagaholic, and a pattern designer.
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