Added May 10, 2011
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This is my first ever framed handbag! No I don’t mean that I’m going to put the bag in a frame & hang it on the wall! I used a sew-on ‘purse frame’ to which I added my own chain, making a cross body length for extra security. The effect looks very good with the tiny stitches on the frame, but flipping heck it took a long long time to stitch!
The bag is an to go with the dress I made to wear to a friend’s wedding, so is made using the 2 fabrics of the dress – a 2 tone purple taffeta – one is plain & the other is embroidered with gold leaves. Although it’s an ‘evening bag’ I need to use it all day & evening & I’m not really one for small bags then I made the bag a bit bigger than most evening bags.
Plain two-tone taffeta,
Embroidered two-tone taffeta,
Medium weight interfacing
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