I don't often capture the process in my sewing projects, so I smiled when I saw these pictures my good friend Lizzy took and edited for me. I love that she blurred out the messy background too :), yes, it ALWAYS looks like that.
I've made other bags from Amy Butler patterns and one specifically from her Style Stitches Book.
I have to say, She gives good directions and though they sometimes seem long, I'd rather be over informed than lost.
I always love the design quality in her bags, they are so cute, but I have noticed (after being informed) that she calls for, what seems like an excess of fabric. The Perfectly Pleated Clutch I made from her book called for a yard more fabric than I needed, but I've utilized the left overs in lots of scrap buster projects and that's exactly what this project ended up being. I used the remains from Juliette's Ruffle Pants to assemble it.
Lizzy and I made them on a whim, so we used what I had.
Hers turned out unbelievably sweet, but sadly, someone else thought so too, and snagged it. Guess all you can do is hope they are enjoying it :(
The bag was appropriately labeled "intermediate" in Amy's book. I'm anxious to try some of her others which range from easy all the way to experienced. This pattern is a definite recommend.