Yes, another purse.
I was inspired by MaryEllen and her beautiful bag. I thought that it was a style my youngest daughter would appreciate. She is difficult to sew for as we do not share the same design aesthetic. She is into, as her sister says. the "bohomeless" look. At one time she called her look "granny chic". If it is old, she loves it. So we spent some time discussing what she expected until I felt comfortable enough to sew.
I started with McCalls 3772 for the basic shape. I love this pattern . I have used it here and here. I think that I am ready to try designing my own pattern. The outside fabric is interlined with left over quilting fleece. The lining is interlined with leftover flannelette. I wanted it soft but sturdy.
I marked off lines every 1 1/2 inches on both the front and back pieces. Then I found my box of lace and started to cover the fabric. First I covered every row with a flat lace. Then I added the gathered laces. I made the front and back the same as I had so much lace .
To the front, I added a half a doily (I don't remember why I only had half), some vintage buttons, and a raw edge flower.
I lined the purse to the edge, no facing this time, with the same vintage cotton as the flower. I cut the flower with a pinking rotary blade and left the raw edges out for texture. I simply gathered the strip to make the flower. Inside, I added a patch pocket. I used some ruffled bias trim to encase the top raw edges of the purse. I made the straps using my new method outlined in this post.
This purse was much quicker to make than the last one. It was also much more creatively satisfying.
The amazing thing is we all love it.Thanks for dropping by,