I last showed this in May. It is my 'Lucy' bag from 'Attic 24'. Yes it is still a 'Work In Progress'. There are hundreds of these bags on the net that people have made, completed and lined beautifully. I have been battling with mine for what seems like an age.
This is how I left it at something past midnight last night. I didn't pack it away as the lining is all pinned out. It still needs unpinning and pinning out again. I am going to try a running stitch tack to get the rectangular side to fit the circular base. Does that sound like a plan? Oh I wish I had paid more attention in sewing classes at school, but to be honest I was frightened of the machines, once I had broken a needle or two. I still don't know how I managed to do that. I made an unfinished skirt, where I had cut the pattern out wrong, so all the will in the world wouldn't make it fit together. In woodwork I used to break the saw blades often too! I only made a letter rack. I will be hand sewing this. The completion feels so near yet so far!
I have used the waste paper bin and an upturned washing up bowl as a spare pair of hands. I obviously don't think with a sewing brain, because there must be an easier way to line this bag. I have read tutorials and looked at lots of other examples, yet I am still having a mental block. I hope when it finally gets it's 'Ta Dah' moment you will join me and raise a glass in celebration. I think it is going to look like an eight year old has lined it and there are probably eight year olds that could do a better job of it.
These pretties are waiting for their new home! Everyday for the last three days I have thought 'today is the day I will finish the bag!' 'Maybe today will be the day I finish the bag!'