|(Slightly distorted picture because it's stuffed full of everything!)|
Last week I finally decided to make the purse since I wanted to make something that would hold my NCW a little easier, and was in my favorite colors. I love my Uptown Girl purse, but I wear a lot of purples and blues and besides, I don't have a purse of my own with embroidery on it yet!
|(Dragon in sunlight)|
This purse took a while to find the right embroidery that would somewhat match the pattern of the fabric I had been hoarding, er, saving for a special project. I do love Celtic designs, so finding a set with dragons, unicorns, and dolphins seemed like a sign that it was meant to be. My first attempt at the embroidery turned out ok, but then I cut it off center (DOH!!) and decided to redo it with colors that matched slightly better.
|(The right side is my first attempt, which wasn't bad, but it was a little TOO off centered. I like the pastel version more, it matches better!)|
I haven't really used piping before, but I did find that switching to the zipper foot made a world of difference! (Wow, it's like the designer knew what she was doing! :D ) I left off the bottom piping since I chose white and I figured that was just ASKING for dirt to find me. I also changed the fusible fleece for headliner foam to give it even more structure, and added a zipper inside because every purse needs a zipper!
|(Front, has 2 slip pockets)|
|(Back, 2 more pockets)|
|(Inside, with my pirate bunny NCW inside, along with all the other stuff I HAVE to carry!)|
|(Sneaky inside zipper, it's hidden unless you lift the outer zipper!)|