Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Indygo Junction Streetcar Bag IJ874
This bag comes out HUGE!!!
"Inspired by the styles of the early 1950's, these roomy shoulder bags combine practical size and shape with unique detailing"
N/A - But these bags come out HUGE..
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes - apart from fabric choice
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very clear instructions - but seam allowances were in 1/4" and 1/2".
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the ruched detail at the front and the shape of the bag - that is why I bought the pattern.
I also liked the internal zipper pocket.
Curtain fabric, fusible volume fleece and cotton sateen lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Essentially none - but used a fusible volume fleece instead of sew in. This worked well as the bag stands by itself with out additional supports. Did not put hard base into bag - as bag stiff enough and I was not sure I would be using it!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would not sew it again as it is. I found the opening too small for the size of the bag - hard to get things in and out. I might make the bag shorter and a fraction smaller and try it again -but I have so many bag patterns to try I am not sure I will bother
I AM glad I got this pattern out of the stash - it does not take long to make and makes a huge roomy bag, the only slight issue being access to the contents.
Lesson learnt: Fusible volume fleece works really well for bags - might quilt it to add interest next time. Also works well for bodywarmer/vest BUT NOT coats!!