I started my dumpling last night :) I had a rough start - I made several dumb mistakes, and ended up having to froggy stitch the lining off of the bag and recut it, lol. OOPS!
Basting the zipper to the curved bag, is quite tricky. Getting both sides of the zipper pinned at exactly the right spot is pretty important to getting good results.
Happily, once the zipper is basted to the outside, the rest of the process is fairly easy - on the larger bag, anyways, lol. I wouldn't attempt the small one - for my fiddly hands it would be an exercise in frustration :D I think I'll enlarge the pattern by 15% (and maybe 25%) for future bags - I think that would make the bags easier to complete :)
|Use LOTS of pins at this step and the rest will be a breeze :) I actually added half a dozen more pins after I took this picture, lol.|
|I added ribbon tabs to make the bag easier to open :)|
|Close-up of the placement of the tabs :)|
|OOoooOO what's this? A ravioli??!!|
|No - it's a DUMPLING!! YAY!!! 5" wide x 2" deep x 4" tall :)|