Saturday, April 13, 2013

A purse for the mother of the bride

I haven't posted any of my purses for a while so thought that I would write about this one that I just listed in my Etsy shop today.  The flap has been created using pieces of silk drapery samples that a friend gave me several years ago. They are each gorgeous fabrics but when they are used together in a piece like this they become absolutely sumptuous ... the colours are rich but subtle and are well placed against the backdrop of creamy ivory dupioni silk.

The flap is asymmetrical in shape and is accented by a vintage mother of pearl buckle that has a collection of funky yarns tied into it. There is a velcro closure for the flap that adds just a bit of security.

This purse has a long strap that is made of the same silk as the body of the purse, and padded with a thin layer of quilt batting. It can be worn from the shoulder or across your body where it will lie nice and close.

I think this would be a wonderful purse for the mother of the bride or for any special occasion, although it could be worn with classy casual clothes and make a statement there, too.  It measures approximately 7" x 10" and has one pocket on the inside.  If you'd like to see more photos of it, click on the listing in my Etsy shop for more details.


thebutterflyquilter said...

This bag is just beautiful. I wish I was going to a wedding!!!! Or someplace I could dress up!

DownHome Designs said...

Kathy, you are always coming up with such beautiful designs for your purses and cuffs. Love it!