Monday, July 28, 2008

final sling report


This is the Birdie Sling by Amy Butler. This bag is HUGE! Perfect for a diaper bag. A project bag or a weekender. It's that big.

Amy is an excellent pattern writer - her directions are clear and so easy to follow. It was like having Amy herself in my sewing room, walking me through each step. It was challenging (too strong a word, maybe) negotiating the pleats but once I got going, the hours flew and I was building a Birdie. So fun. Poor Ken thought he was going to starve to death as I kept on sewing right through the dinner hour.
I think the fabric is by Heather Bailey. The polka dot may be Amy's but the bold exterior print and the stripey interior is definitely Freshcut. I've already procured my next birdie sling fabrics in freshcut. Just you wait.
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8 comments:

Melinda said...

Melly, that is amazing. It would make a great project bag.

Melinda

Thimbleanna said...

You Rock Miss Melly! It's beautiful and I don't believe you're new to sewing. You jest. But You Rock!!!

bakerchick103 said...

That is beautiful! I saw this pattern on Amy's website, and I just loved it. But being as I don't know how to sew, and I don't have a sewing machine(yet), and even If I did, I wouldn't even know how to start, I'll just have to admire yours!

Penny said...

Amazing! I love Amy's products.

I bought my daughter the Frenchy Bag pattern for her first project in sewing class. She did a really great job without much help from the teacher. She did not use Amy Butler fabrice, but when I make one, I plan to.

camillaknits said...

I'm so proud of you, pulling on your big-girl panties and getting that beast built! You do have you some natural talent, Miss Melly! C

RedRhonda said...

Love, Love, Love it! The intended recipient must be someone special (tee-hee)! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

noble pig said...

It's truly adorable!

gaylen said...

Oh - it's a beauty! I want one. g