It's becoming a Christmas tradition that I give my nieces a handmade handbag filled with treats and girly accessories. This year I made two variations on Butterick 5576, View B (the yellow and silver ones from the pattern envelope below).
I used some leftover purple silk dupion and bits of trim from my stash to make them look a bit different to each other. I changed the strap to a short shoulder style, but otherwise made them up following the instructions. I used a medium weight canvas for the interfacings and although I would prefer a much stiffer bag for myself, these will be fine for kids dressing up, plus I'm not sure my machine would cope with many more layers.
Here they are, I have even mailed them already which is somewhat of a miracle!
|With bow and satin ribbon trim|
|With pleated front flap and diamante trim|
I have some more stuff to post, but today managed to snap two feet of my dressform stand and I am waiting for the superglue to set. I promise I'll get back to finishing off the jacket soon and answer your questions from my earlier post then.
|Not what I should be doing with my packing boxes!|