Sunday, 16 September 2012
For Lemonade Kitty - purse thingy sympathy!!!
Just dug out a photo from last year - NO I am not getting ready for Christmas!!!! Just showing Lemonade Kitty my purse misshapenness (my design ended up being too flat for my liking) using the freebie from Mollie Makes - it was soooo tiny so it was very difficult to sew into the nooks and crannies. I cannot remember now if it came with a template but my top tip is to make your own and experiment - so I think that this was my own pattern and allowed for extra roominess (well a little bit!). I think that Bronte used this for dinner money for school!!!
It is only big enough for a few pennies if I remember rightly. The trim used was leftover from a dressing gown that my mum made for me back in the early 1970s (do you remember when kaftan style dressing gowns were the THING to wear - our mum made one for each of us (except our brother!!), all with a different trim around the neck and sleeves). The vintage holly fabric on the reverse is some that I had when my niece Holly was born and I made her a patchwork quilt from all my little bits of vintage holly fabricos. I think that Holly might be a bit fed up of holly things each and every year...year in...year out....
Inside I used some lovely old silk polka dot fabric - I have used this for lots of things and now down to my last little bits....sniff, sniff. The good thing about making small things is that it does not use very much fabricos so you can 'afford' to waste it perhaps.
Give purse making a go - they can turn out really lovely
Many thanks as always for kind words and deeds
PS Purse making workshop in the initial planning stages....
PPS Don't be daft we would just all tra la la all day
PPPS Yes we would!!