When Mum insisted I borrow her stunning white gold and sapphire jewellery to wear with a new outfit I’d bought for a family wedding in Sydney, even though I’d already made myself a new purse for the occasion to match my old gold jewellery, there was nothing for it but to make another evening purse. The gold purse just wouldn’t work.
I picked out a piece from the same range I’d used for the gold purse, in fact it’s the same fabric in another colour. Much more of a match with the white gold jewellery.
I used the Teardrop pattern by Nicole Mallalieu.
I found these beads left over from my daughter’s wedding dress. Don’t they look lovely with the frame and fabric?
I used the same fabric for the lining and pocket as I’d used on the sides of the purse. I think it’s nicer than if I’d introduced another pattern.
I adore the cute puffy sides! This purse was quite easy to make. As always, Nikki’s instructions are fabulous. I managed OK with gluing the fabric into the frame, but I think next time it’ll go even better. Takes a little practising I think.
I’m delighted! I love it! What do you think? Do you think it looks expensive?