One purse done, two to go . . .
Here's the first purse - pretty much it does look like the DWP purse, the next two will follow the same format, but have different top edges and embellishments. This batch of purses is going to end up being narrower than I really wanted. I wanted a wider bag, but I didn't realize I needed extra width beyond what I already added. I've already constructed all the rest of the linings, so for now, I'll finish these as is. If I make more at a later date, they'll be wider.
I'm just going to show a few details of this one, and I'll show you the inner details and construction details on the next one. Below you have one side and then the other. The purse also has a detachable strap, and can be used as a tote bag or with the top folded over like a purse.
Here's one of those big flowers, close up, all the centers of the large ones are beaded differently. I might also add more beads later to the body (if I have time!):
The bag also includes a tassel made of pieces of leftover fiber embellishments:
Since this is a pattern in development, I'm still working out a few things, such as the size and construction methods. The major things are the width and getting the handle ovals just right. I think a template made of cardstock will be helpful for the ovals - it will be easy to trace around no matter where I want the handles to be.
Parting Shot: It's finally time for my son to learn how to ride a bike! It should be a fun summer . . .