For the life of me I can’t get an adequate photo of this project. Poor Erin. She asks for a glamour shot and this is what she gets. The worst photographs on my blog yet.
I have only made a couple bags and each time I really disliked the process and the product. So, when I got on Seamstress Erin’s list of testers for her fabulous new Presidio Purse pattern by accident, I wrote her an email saying as much. Before I hit send, however, the design won me over and I thinking that maybe I’ve changed in skill or attitude in the three years since I last made a bag. Caution was thrown to the wind, and my third-ever bag was made.
Well, I’m not a bag maker. The pattern was great, instructions were very clear, and I actually quite like the finished product, but ugh, there’s something about bag making that just doesn’t click with me! This is in no way a complaint about the pattern, it really is fantastic and for this style of purse I can hardly imagine you could do better.
Erin calls this bag oversize, and she’s not kidding. It’s really big! As soon as I taped the pattern pieces together I got scared and reprinted at 80%, after trying to decide if this would make me an irresponsible tester. I figured that I wasn’t supposed to be testing it anyway, so why not experiment… and it worked all right! It’s still a huge bag, I mean, I put skates, a jacket, lunch, normal purse stuff, and a binder in there and it wasn’t quite stuffed, but I feel like the size fits my 5’4″ frame a bit better.
In conclusion, thanks to Erin for making such a great pattern!! I can’t wait to see what else she comes up with, and make all the women’s clothes!