I fought the bag and the bag won. Or did it?
The problem started when I tried to use a sew-in interfacing instead of a fusible. Actually the problem started when Pellon Decorbond changed its formula. It went from being a soft facing that was the perfect weight, to being a crinkly facing that wrinkled when scrunched. So the search for new facing was on. After alot of trial and error, I decided my new favorite facing was plain old flannel. The down side to facing with flannel is that it has to be fused to the bag using Wonder-Under. Short story long, the Wonder-Under means an additional ironing step. Booooo! I don't like ironing! On this bag, I tried to take a short cut. The results put me in a snit. What's a girl to do?
Well, I decided the responsible thing to do would be to repurpose the bag fabric into something else. Oh, who am I kidding? I was mad at the bag, and I cut it up! There's some kind of therapy in that! I cut purposefully with glee. Soon that nasty bag was reduced to pieces of fabric that were little bundles of potential. I took those pieces and turned them into this.
I used the big pieces from the bag and some fabric from my stash to make this little top.
The little bag pieces were used to "snaz" up a pair of bitty jeans that I bought at Penney's for $4.99. What a steal!
It has been a long time since I have used a pattern to create clothing. Fourteen years, in fact. I am proud to report that my skills have improved. All that home-dec and bag sewing has paid off. I am smitten. I can't wait to create something else for someone small.
So as you can see, the bag didn't actually win. I did. And speaking of winners, it's time to announce the winner of my giddy giveaway. The random number generator chose number 21. If I counted correctly, Rachel left comment twenty-one. Today is her birthday. Can you believe it? Congratulations and Happy Birthday, Rachel!