Added Dec 8, 2010
This is a present for my only niece, Jordan. I recently learned about the technique called “reverse applique” and just went crazy with it on this project. The strap is very long and meant to worn across your body. If you like the shape of the purse and understand the basics of purse-building (sewing in a lining) I would be happy to give you the measurements for creating this simple pattern.
The grey is a woven suiting and the print beneath it is a cotton blend from JoAnn’s red tag bin. The black on the reverse side is shiny in look but rough in texture—-some kind of wool perhaps??? Under the black is a white, snake-skin-looking flannel-backed fabric I picked up for a song at the thrift store. There is a green vinyl zipper and I used pellon’s deco craft fusible interfacing (my fave for purses).
Hit the city streets in adventurous looks with utilitarian details like cargo pockets and belts.
Twists on feminine classics, like a bold patterned shift dress and pants with a racing stripe.
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Short jackets like this zebra print bomber by Anniemollison are a must for spring.
The latest pattern bundle features nine vintage reissues from the 50s and 60s.
Pick one of 5 patterns for a new kind of sew along
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