Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Daily Dilemma

It seems as though each day I work on this purse brings up a new dilemma. Today's dilemma: How to ease the gusset around the rather sharp curves at the bottom of the bag. If I were working with cotton, I would stay stitch and clip the gusset. On this poly brocade, however, with it's tendency to ravel, I'm reluctant to do so.

Up to this point, I haven't fused the interfacing to the brocade as I don't like the way it changes the character of the brocade, but fusing it to the gusset is an option. I've also thought about gathering or pleating it.

I wish I had big enough scraps left over to give it a good try, but I don't. Or some really good Sewing Simulation Software...wouldn't that be a boon?


Rhoto said...

Boy, Paula, this purse has LOTS of learning opportunities, eh... I admire your stick-to-it-ism!! Hope you're still enjoying the process!!
Warm greetings,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Bunny said...

That fabric can be very difficult, but it seems you have mastered it so far. Your patience is definitely paying off....Bunny