Saturday, November 19, 2011

for pleat's sake

 I recently stitched up this bag from Lisa Lam's free
tutorial (over here!). I love how the pleats turned out...
 and that the pleats are stitched both outside and in.
It came together quickly and easily. However, when (not if) I make it
again, I'll draw up a pattern on paper first so I can get all the pleats
to match up more precisely. I'll also preshrink my lining, which I didn't
do this time. I figured it would always be dry-cleaned, so why remove
the sizing? Unfortunately, the ironing required for pleat and interfacing
installation created a great deal of unwieldy shrinkage. Nothing a little
edge trimming wouldn't fix, since the measurements are flexible. 
Live and learn!

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