Finally. It’s done.
I wish I were able to follow a pattern without making modifications and adjustments and tweaking in different ways. It might all be easier. Then again, it might not be so much fun. On this pattern, I doubled the amount of ruffles (because once I started with the ruffler, basically, I couldn’t stop). The bag has nine yards of pieced and bias-cut ruffles ON EACH SIDE.
Of course, it made the pattern bulkier, but very touchable. Really. Whenever I walk past the bag, I just want to run my hands over all those delicious ruffles. And sometimes I want to hug it. (Possibly because it’s stuffed with a pillow). I worried it would be too heavy, but turns out it’s just fine.
If you want to see it in person, stop by Sew Generously in St. Charles – any time after Tuesday Oct 9.
You may want to hug it too. Or make one of your own. The bag is modified from a pattern created by Kay Whitt in her book Sew Serendipity Bags.
I see a pillow in my future.