Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Spec Case

I was just a little A LOT bit chuffed to be asked to test Nicole Mallalieu's new pattern, The Spec Case.


The Spec Case is a funky version of the good old glasses case, lined and padded with a purse frame cleverly used as the opening.


I have sewn using Nikki's fabulous patterns before and she has made another exceptionally high quality pattern with The Spec Case. The instructions are very detailed with easy to follow steps including photos, tips and notes to help along the way.


Sewing such a small creation was a little tricky at times and when I had to stitch along the join on the front panel, I thought "I've done something wrong, there is no way I can sew that,"..... but the instructions explained where to put my hands and how to negotiate the fabric and - as if Nikki was here waving her magic wand - it all worked out beautifully!

Nikki has a fabulous range of bag, hat and purse patterns, that as she says, are like a class in a packet. The Spec Case pattern is on its way so stay tuned to You Sew, Girl for more info.

15 comments:

Nicky said...

You did an awesome job!

Nicky
(www.alittlebitprecious.blogspot.com)

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Well done!! Love the colours and it looks heaps better than Grandmas daggy leather case... or Grandads for that matter ewe... Very Stylin!!

xo Steph

Tania said...

I reckon that makes you an Official Sewing Profesh and all. Hope when I get 'round to a barrel purse that I have magic-wand-Nikki wafting about!

CurlyPops said...

Woohoo! Fabulous job and very funky indeed.

Sandrine said...

I like the way you described the "no way" feeling but after following the words it all happen and you say wow!!So I say WOW for this one!!!I think I experienced the magic wand too when I did one of her kit frame purse too :)(and I am not a pattern follower normally, for once I did not want to change anything!)

Nikki said...

Well, I'm impressed! Thanks for the links and the positive response.

m.e (Cathie) said...

gorgeous! fantastic work!!!
you are so talented you could've done it without Nikki's wonderful instructions.

Maria Rose said...

Wow, that turned out really well. I also like your fabric choices.

Tiges and Weince said...

Great job!

Annie said...

K}LOVE IT

LaurieStar said...

How cute is this? I love it. I know I couldn't sew that. It would be a lumpy mess. Thanks so much for writing me this week and for your sweet comments on my blog! I love looking at yours! :)

Elyse said...

greetings!

i just saw your ADORABLE little cardigan-wearing doll over at laurie star's and had to pop over to say hello. that is the cutest little thing and i love your blog header!!!

i am off to look at more of your charming blog.

xo

urban craft said...

Wonderful! I was actually thinking of these cases because they are like the ones sold to hold cigarettes before cigarettes became such a no-no. My grandma had one and I was thinking of trying to recreate it. Sweet!

Linda said...

the spec case is gorgeous!

Kylie said...

Nicely done. Love the colours too!