Sunday, October 02, 2005

why pay $22.50 + shipping....

...when you can do it yourself?

Delia's version:My version:

I made up the pattern as I went along, using a page from a Delia's catalogue for reference. I took out the stupid buckles on the sides, made the piping from the same red cotton as the lining, and added a handy inside zip pocket. Note the identical topstitching and rivet detail.

It's not quite finished: I need to find some red seam binding to cover the inside seams, and the buttons (red, of course) aren't on yet. But overall, I'm really pleased with it. The froggy cordoroy is from my late grandmother's stash...I know she would have approved. :)


naelany said...

Ouhhh, awesome bag! I don't suppose you have more of the fabric left??? Made me think of a friend of mine straight away (she's a frog-freak lol). I really wish I could do what you do

Amanda said...

Unfortunately, I don't have enough left to make much of anything. I wish I did! :-P

naelany said...

shucks! Would've been cool lol. Oh well.

Hmm, going to have to make it a point to check back in the comments often as well. It would appear this site doesn't have the reply features LJ does