Old Gold Evening Purse

Old Gold Evening Purse

Old Gold Evening Purse

I’d always wanted to fill the “gold evening purse” gap in my wardrobe, so I searched through my fabric cupboard, determined not to buy more fabric. I found the perfect thing! I’d actually bought this fabric for a quilt I wanted to make, but hadn’t gotten to use it yet.

Florentine II by Robert Kaufman

Florentine II by Robert Kaufman

Doesn’t it look brilliant with the jewellery? I picked out this little Liberty tana lawn print I had left over from my hexagon quilt (oh my god! I have to finish that!), and picked up a black zipper.

lining

this lining will look great with the fabric, don’t you think?

I decided to use the Nicole Mallalieu “Party Purse” pattern I’d picked up on the trading table at a quilt guild sewing day, and I was amazed at how quickly I finished it! If you like, you can purchase your own downloadable pattern from You Sew Girl!

Party Purse pattern

Party Purse pattern

I think I started at about 6:30am one morning, and by 9am it was done!

Old Gold Evening Purse

Old Gold Evening Purse

I love the gathered overlay! It’s optional, but I think it really makes it evening-y.

the strap

the strap

I wasn’t happy with the length of the strap when I made the purse; I thought it was too long. But I wore the purse to the MSO last night, and it actually is a perfect length! So that’s good.

inside

inside

This purse is a perfect size to hold my lippy and blush, mobile phone, keys, and cash, with room to spare. Great little evening purse!

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