Creations Made with a Mom's Love

Monday, February 28, 2011

Ruffle Purse Knock off...

So, a friend of mine saw this purse at the store and wanted it only cuter.  She of course asked me if I could help her out.  I took one look at it and said, "sure"  So here we go....
 Here is the purse that she wants me to make, only cuter!
 The ruffles will be a little tricky but I think that I can handle it.  So, in order to make the knowck off we went and got some fabric that she liked and I guessed about the amout we needed but I think that we got about a yard and a half.  We still need to get the linning so that is why this is not done yet. Well.... not entirely.  There is the fact that we were gone this weekend...
 So, I layed the purse down on the fabric and cut the shape out leaving about an inch or two extra for seam allowance.  I cut the main purse shape first.
 Next, I cut the Base of the purse that goes all the way around it so that it has some depth.  This I cut on the fold of the fabric.
  I cut the largest ruffle and the shoulder strap off the finished edge so that I had less to serge.
 Then I cut the middle ruffle out of only one layer of fabric.
 Next the smallest ruffle and then I used some of the length to cut a piece for the center piece to anchor the ruffles in the center.  We found an awesome boutton that we are going to add to ours.
 I then cut the shape I needed for the center piece, allowing for extra to fold under.
 I then serged all the pieces.  Now I am just waiting to get the lining so I can copy a couple of the pieces and then start construction.  More to come.....

The begining of Precious Monkeys Apparel and Designs

So, I am going to attempt to enter into the world of blogging.... I am not so sure about this so I am entering in with just my toes right now.  I am thinking that the water is freezing and it will take some time to warm up.  Brian, my husband, thinks this will be a good way to get people to see what my new business is all about and get more people interested.  So, here I am asking you if this is interesting enough for me to keep doing.