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!|
You've done a great job on these bags. Where's the envy icon?ReplyDelete
Your an awesome aunt! What girl wouldn't enjoy a surprise within a surprise? The bags are lovely.ReplyDelete
Good luck with your dress form. I hope the glue works. If not there are epoxies that will. We fixed a broken wheel on our antique table with them. I can't remember the name, but I'll find out if you need it.
really sweet bags - congratulations for being ahead with your Xmas sewing and mailingReplyDelete
Nice purses and I am sure they will be pleased to have these.ReplyDelete
What wonderful gifts!ReplyDelete
Good luck with the house move. I moved just pre Christmas one year - it isn't quite as bad as you might expect.
What a fantastic gift!ReplyDelete
Good luck with house move. Bags are a wonderful gift.ReplyDelete
This is a very informative post. Thank you very much.ReplyDelete
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What great purses! It sounds like a lovely tradition. I hope your visit with your dad is going well. Good luck on the move, eep!ReplyDelete
Really helping me out here!