Saturday, January 21, 2012

Ruffle-top Purse

Life has been so busy for me lately, but this week I set a goal to make a new purse, and thankfully I was able to achieve that goal! The book that I got this pattern from was given to my Mom and I, by our friend Alicia Veldman, so thanks Miss Alicia, for instigating this endeavor!

Here is what I started with:

Which then became this:

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Now both handles are finished:

And a side view:

The finished result:

I love how the bag turned out, even though I did make a few modifications to the pattern (hey, they don't call me the teenage designer for nothing! =). I added the pocket, made the ruffle a little larger, and used the bamboo handles instead of making my own, with matching fabric and rubber tubes, like the pattern called for. I also made the side openings a little bigger, so that it is easier to reach down into the purse. All-in-all, a very fun project!