4.10.2006

fake-a-gamo: the eagle has landed


this is it. this is really it. am beta-testing a smaller version of the bag, based on tester linda's pattern.


i love how the garter tri's are coming out really poufy...and also how the eyelet fans are really fanning out at the top--just like in the real sal bag.

i promise i'll share the directions soon. i'm tweaking a couple of things and want to make sure it works all the way through before i post them. yeeeeee-HA!

strange but true dept.: i was out walking the dog this morning and started chatting with a woman from the neighborhood who was out walking her dog, too. long story short, turns out this woman is a PURSE DESIGNER who makes leather handbags. she has a studio in her home with an industrial sewing machine. of course, i told her the saga of my fake-a-gamo obsession and she was nice enough to offer to help me with the top. is that kismet or what?!

20 comments:

Belinda said...

it's looking good, I can't wait to see the finished product.

Amy said...

It's looking really good. You and your gang of copyists are incredible.

And, how cool about your neighbor!

Kelly B said...

Wow, that's fate if I ever heard it.

I love the swatch by the way- the poufs are perfect!

Kelly said...

That's crazy you ran into a purse designer! Definitely meant to be. The "Fake-a-gamo" looks awesome so far. I'm anxiously awaiting the pattern:)

Deb E said...

ooh, kate, that looks fabulous - imagine how amazing the 'real' thing is going to be! you must be giddy
:-)

Ava said...

Y'all are brilliant! Can't wait for the pattern.

Chris said...

That's eerie...

annhb said...

Kate it looks great! Can't wait for the final pattern - about your neighbor: if it were a movie, everyone would be yelling, "o right, like that would happen." Can't wait to see your creation

jess said...

whoa! that looks great! you are a woman on a mission if i ever saw one. can't wait to see what your new pal does with the top :-)

Lindsay said...

Your dedication is amazing! That said, I can't wait for you to post the directions. I've been looking for yarn all weekend for this project. And that's so eerie about your neighbor. It's fate!

Vanessa said...

Me too! Can't wait to see more of your F. bag. The stitch pattern turned out so well. Great job!

Anna said...

Yay!! Directions!! I can't wait! I wanna knit this bag too!

jenna said...

That looks killer. Nice work, Kate! Your perseverance is definitely paying off!!

aja said...

Awesome work! I am super impressed!

andrea said...

Just brilliant. I love the pattern stitch. I could see it being used for other things too.

PERFECT KIMMIE_ilovenyinjune said...

You're an absolute genius, Kate! The swatch is looking really great. Keeping posted on your blog and crafter to f/up in your progress. I'm rooting ya on!

Anonymous said...

Kate, have you seen this?

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/lorraine/lorraine.html


- MJ

Polly said...

The thing about the berrocco pattern is that it looks knock-offy like something is not quite right about it. However, the one Kate is working on, is DEAD ON. But for those of us that don't run into purse designers or leather workers (my dog is useless, she wont help me meet anyone good like that) doing the top in berocco suede might give a decent effect.

I AM DYING TO MAKE IT!!

PnP said...

Ooh, I cant wait till the beta is ready. I hope you will send a grand announcement when it is. I cant wait to make it!

Sarah the Hutt said...

I just found this on the craftster website, and i am also dying to see a pattern for the swatch!!
I hope you can get all the kinks worked out soon!!

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