The theme for October's Accessorizing Head-to-Toe Challenge was Bags and Purses. Read about last month's entry here!
October was a very busy month, sewing wise, due to Reformation Day (posts about our outfits will be up later this month!) so I wanted to keep this month's "Accessories Challenge" small and quick. It was just the impetus I needed to finally make a purse for this frame that I bought 5 years ago. :-) A quick trip to Pinterest, and I had the inspiration I needed. ;-) ( I love that site so much!) Since the design on the frame is fairly "Art Nouveau", I wanted a purse that fit into an early 1900s theme.
I did have to put away my grand thoughts of a microbeaded purse after I remembered the "quick" part, though.... ;-)
|See? How can you not want this?? And surely I'd be able to acquire the requisite skills and proficiency to make this in 2 weeks, right? ;-)|
I looked through our stash for fabrics to use, and came across scraps of this velvet, leftover from a different project. I found several velvet purses from the early 1900s, so after deciding on a shape, it became clear that I needed some embroidery to spruce it up a bit. :-) I was quite pleased to find that we also had enough pieces of various coordinating colors of silk ribbon for the embroidery, so that was an easy choice!