Saturday, January 20, 2007
The bag on the right is correct; the bag on the left has a boo-boo. I don't know why I had in my head that those straps should connect *across* the bag instead of *along* the bag, but I did. I thought it was a little weird to carry, but it wasn't until I was making the second one that the lightbulb went on. But the truth is, there are NO illustrations of the finished bag in the instruction guide; the only sketch of the finished product is on the back of the envelope. When I finally hunted the envelope down (it was still on the cutting table) and saw that yes, those straps are to connect on the same side I was seriously embarrassed.
Ok, so I did it correctly on L's bag...then I wondered what to do about K's bag...the one on the left. Should I just call it 'an alternative arrangement' and give it to her? Or...unpick all the topstitching and the seams and redo the straps?
I haven't been following Summerset's adventures with the American Beauty set for nothing; I absorbed the lesson of Three Linings and was awestruck. So, with that as my example, I spent about half an hour last night with the seam ripper and fixed it.
Now my conscience is clear. ;)