Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Haute Couture Club - Stripe Challenge It's In the Bag Part II



Happy Holidays!

Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday is over, I have time to sew and blog. About fifteen minutes ago, I finished my matching clutch for the Haute Couture Club Stripe Challenge outfit.  (My baby sis was over when I made the purse so I asked her to model it for me.)

I used Cynthia Rowley's Simplicity 2350 pattern, view C.

Pattern Description: It includes patterns for three different bags: bucket, tote, and clutch. All have can be made with decorative trim, which you can purchase on the simplicity website.

Front of Bag

My finished clutch matches the design illustrated on the envelope. I applied the decorative trim slightly different, but the basic design is the same. The instructions were a piece of cake. Step 1 states to pin the novelty trims, I used stitch witchery to hold the trim in place. Once all trim was applied to the bag, I sewed each strip to the bag. I couldn't find the "right" cord ends. So I used two hair ornaments that I bought from a local beauty supply store. This bag is really easy. It took less than two hours to make.

Back of Bag


I like all three bags. Adding decorative trim makes it easy to make a one of a kind bag. And I recommend that you give them a try.

Of course, I used the stripe challenge fabric for this. It's a rayon, wool, poly blend. There is enough left to make an interesting outfit for the fashion show. More on that later.
Inside Bag

The quick and easy clutch is an attractive bag to add to your wardrobe. Try it.

Parting Shot:
My little black dress made the March issue of Threads magazine. What an honor.





Happy Sewing!
C

29 comments:

NancyDaQ said...

Congrats on the mention in Threads! I love it when my sewing friends are published!!

Cennetta said...

Thanks, Nancy.

Sharon said...

Love the purse - and my goodness do only beautiful woman run in your family? Your baby sis is gorgeous. And congrats on being in Threads!

a little sewing said...

Wow - in Threads!! How exciting and well-deserved for you. Very chic little purse, too.
Happy New Year!

Debra Martin said...

Very nice! The clutch is sleek. Congratulations on your THREADS fame. The houndstooth dress is beautiful. What a nice way to round out the year!

Faye Lewis said...

Very nice purse. I just read your article in Threads. Congrats!

Pam from South Australia said...

Love the clutch. Congratulations in the Threads article too.

Candice said...

Very nice clutch Cenetta! And congrats on your article in Threads!

NuJoi said...

Congratulations!!!!

Kyle said...

WOW Cennetta about the Threads article! Way to go!!

Sheila said...

Cute clutch and congrats on being spotlighted in Threads...Awesome.

Linda T said...

VERY Cool making Threads. That makes you a celebrity now, right?

Irene said...

Congratulations on being in Threads! How exciting!
The bag is gorgeous! Can't wait to see what the outfit will look like.

Renee said...

What a cute clutch!!! Cool Beans on your article in Threads. Congrats!!!!!!!!

JuliN said...

Congratulations on having your dress published in Threads, Cennetta!

Stephanie said...

Congrats!! Love the clutch!!

Cennetta said...

Thank you everyone.

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

I just saw your dress in Threads last night, WOW! so neat! congrats. Your sewing is always impeccable and you deserve it. I really enjoy seeing what patterns you select and how you make them unique.

Kelley said...

*deafening applause*

*cheers*

"HOORAH!"

Standing ovation!

Congratulations! Can't WAIT to get my Threads now!

P.S. Cute clutch! Soooo creative!

Dressed2atee said...

Congratulations on the mention in Threads!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on getting into Threads! I can't wait to see it IRL.

I really think your houndstooth check coat should be in there too.

Nina

Liana said...

Fab purse, and How Exciting to have your gorgeous dress in Threads!!! (Ooh! I know her! Ooh!) :)

AngelatheCreativeDiva said...

Love the clutch. Just package it up and send my way. CONGRATULATIONS on the Threads article!!!

marysews said...

I find that purse quite striking. Just love it! Congrats about your dress being in Threads mag. I will be looking for it.

patti said...

Great looking bag, Cennetta--I can hardly wait to see the garment! And congrats on the mention in Threads--well-deserved!

Tia Dia said...

What a haute clutch! And congratulations on the Threads issue!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I thought it was kewl when I opened my Threads and there you were! Congrats! It is a beautiful dress.

MushyWear said...

Congratulations on your accomplishment with Threads magazine. When I think of your sewing, impeccable comes to mind. It makes perfect sense to publish one of your dresses! The clutch is really cool too.

Anna Bags said...

The clutch is beautiful. Love your stripes - Houndstooth and Stripes, My two fashion icons. I make striped handbags from leather. If you get a chance, check them out at anna-bags.com

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