Perfectly Pleated Clutch!

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Well, my pleated clutch is done!  This is the size medium and I could not be more pleased with the results.  After pleating the panels, it sews very fast and I just winged it on the pleats, I stopped measuring after the second pleat–it may be obvious…

 

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It's roomy inside, I may start using it everyday for a little while.

For anyone making the bag:  

After finishing my bag, I decided that the handle should be sewn to the band for stability–it sagged a little after putting things inside.  I sewed the handle to the band and my problem is no more!

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So, I made this to match my clutch:  

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we attended a wedding this weekend and I thought that I would have a new dress for the event.  Oh yes, the lining of my bag is the same print of my dress.  

The dress pattern is the Anna Tunic by Amy Butler.  I used a voile for the dress and the lining and it feels oh so great.  It was not very warm this weekend so, I had to wear a cardigan and cover the back.  That's okay, though, I'll wear it at least once more!

 

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I wanted to do a sew-a-long for this bag, but, since I was on a strict schedule, I did not have time to take pics. I am considering whipping up another to take photos and post, what do you all think?

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Perfectly Pleated Clutch!

  1. Both the bag and the dress are super cute! I cannot tell that you did not measure the pleats on the bag, it looks fine. Great fabric choices too!

  2. I am in love with both the purse and the dress! The colors are so unique and absolutely fabulous! Now, I want to see a picture of your skinny self wearing the dress! πŸ™‚

  3. So pretty. You did an awesome job!! Love the color, the pleats, the dress: everything!! And I, for one, would appreciate a sew along if you have the time. πŸ™‚

  4. Amazing! I love the idea of using the same fabric to match the dress and the purse. Pure genius!

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