Ta Da! My Creative Space

Remember these from last week's My Creative Space?



I did it ... transformed them into a bag.


Thanks to Lucy Bowler for the button closure idea!



I kept as much of the original structure of the dresses as I could. The gathering and pockets for example. I made a mistake in the sewing of the button top, with an unplanned fold but I really like it! I couldn't get the fold out of the fabric (in the strap) where the hem had been. I opted to keep one of the original garment tags in the lining, it makes me smile. The tiny pockets are a neat fit for my phone and my rarely used bloom lipsticks. If you click on this photo pile pic it should pop up bigger if you want a better look.


Here I am in the bad light of our entry hall, yesterday afternoon.



I plan to try and replicate it with fabrics of my choosing on a smaller scale. I'm feeling so proud of myself for achieving this and LOVE my new bag.
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32 comments:

  1. Tammy that is just TOO clever! I wouldn't know where to start with a project like this (a very novice sewer am I!) The bag is just beautiful. You should be proud to carry it around. And what a lovely momento of your little girl. Well done! Love Anita. xxx

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  2. WOW Tammy!!!!
    It is just GORGEOUS....I love all the little details like the tag and the 'fold' it really adds a unique & very special beauty to this amazing original pieces :)
    Just Love it! Well Done!

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  3. So cute! Love the fact that you used the buttons for a closure.

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  4. Absolutely love it!! You did fantastic and it looks great on you :)

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  5. That is just a brilliant idea! I love how it's turned out.

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  6. What an amazing idea! Very impressive outcome.

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  7. That is such a great idea and the end result is fabulous. So, so clever.

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  8. "Ta da" is an UNDERSTATEMENT Tammy. Wowzers. Your transformation is awesome. I loved your idea to use your girl's dresses and keep as much the same as possible and how clever is Lucy's idea to use the buttons. Your bag is perfect. It's FABULOUS!

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  9. Oh too cute! That bag is Gorgeous! i love the fabric and the way you used the dresses original features in the bag. Very Clever!

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  10. Gorgeous. Well done. Nothing compares to that sense of achievement! Especially when it all goes to plan.

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  11. Wow Tammy it is gorgeous and so are you! What a fantastic project and such a perfect bag for summer. I'm sure you'll be stopped in the street with people asking where you got it from.

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  12. Tammy well done, it looks fanastic and made to your own specifications. I am jealous
    Linda

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  13. fabulous job Tammy! I would be proud too!!

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  14. It looks wonderful Tammy. I love that it's refashioned from your daughter's clothes.

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  15. Great bag! What a fabulous job you've done :) K

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  16. Hey the bag looks fantastic!! Wheres you smile??!!

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  17. Holy moley, that's impressive!! Girl, you can SEW!

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  18. Wow, fabulous work, and how very satisfying for you - of course you feel proud of yourself, heck I'm proud of you! It's great.

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  19. handmaiden3/9/09 4:32 pm

    Tammy, that is fantastic and perfect for Spring

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  20. WOW! Amazing! Looks fantastic Tammy! So clever. How lovely for the girls too :) xox

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  21. Fab T...love this...you bet you should feel proud...now how about a smile...such a serious pic..LOL x

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  22. Well done - it looks great and is a wonderful idea!

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  23. Wow, what a cool idea. I love the transformation. Just great! :-)

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  24. happy remake here...such talent !

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  25. Hooley Cadooley! This is beautiful! And love the tag touch.

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  26. That turned out amazing! I love the fabrics, love how you used the little pockets and the button closure for the top. Awesome!

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  27. OHMYGOSH. Way, way too cute and creative. I love to see old stuff recycled into new stuff. The purse is precious. You are one stylish lady. Dogwood

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  28. Congrats on finishing the bag! I like the long, narrow look, it is very stylish right now. And how special that it is made from your children's dresses. Well done!

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous and so very clever Tammy! Wear it proudly, really!
    Annamaria :)

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  30. I love bags :) and this is super gorgeous :) i have no idea where to start with a sewing machine lol xx

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  31. VERY cute bag!!!! You should be proud!

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