I am in disbelief that May is gone, really, it's already summer break here! This is the second month that I completed my bag before the middle of the month, which really surprises me, I have many projects going on at once. I am still carrying my bag for now and smile a little every time that I look at it. Yes, I sure do.
There was a lot of variation with the pleated clutch, some had no stitches across the pleats, some had no pleats at all, and some had long tails for handles!
I loved seeing how pretty much every bag had a floral embellishment on it, I had intended for mine to go on my dress, but I wore a cardigan with it's own decor, but that rosette took around an hour to make by hand and it was not going to go unused!
If you missed my post, here's my clutch:
Tiny pleats, she took her time…
Elegant bags, loving the solids.
If you want to put a big flower in something, make it a purse, not a baby's head…
This is a great idea–piece your fabrics before starting, you will not need so much of one fabric by doing so.
I know that some of the stitchers were dreading the pleats and there were a lot of them, but once you get going on them, they are not bad at all. I've done a few dresses for my daughter with less pleats but much longer in length–these were easy! Congratulations on making your bag!
For May, The Style Stitches Monthly Bag Challenge 2011 sponsors are:
Above All Fabric, who is awarding a $25 gift certificate! Also, if you sew for little girls, she has a sew along starting on the 18th of June.
Fat Quarter Shop, who is awarding a $50 gift certificate! There's always some quilting going on at their blog!
Now, let's announce the 2 winners for this month's challenge.
I used Random Number Generator to select the winners…
Now, you must SEND ME AN E-MAIL TO CLAIM YOUR GIFT CERTIFICATE. The first person who sends me a message gets to pick first, the second person gets the alternative gift certificate. You can reply to this post if you like, but you must send me a separate e-mail to claim your prize.
My address is jemelliahilfiger AT yahoo.com. I suggest copying and pasting it to get it correct.
If you have not e-mailed me within 7 days, I will draw for another winner.
Congrats to everyone who made a bag for the challenge, told someone about the challenge, or both!
A very big thank you to our May sponsors!
Check back tomorrow for June's bag post. We will have an extra sponsor!