I've been noticing a lot of metallic finishes in fashion this year, so I decided this was the time to take the plunge. I bought enough for a jacket (which I have already cut out) and I had enough left to do a purse. I thought I would start with the purse, and then work my way up to the jacket.
|Pieced together from remnants|
I actually really like the pieced look!
|Tough area to sew- zipper meets straps|
I have to share where I found the zipper- www.sewtrue.com. They have all lengths of metal separating zippers for about $.50, and if you've ever priced them in a fabric store, you will know that this is a steal. I didn't need the separating aspect of it, so I just hand sewed a few stitches above the separating end, so that it will stay together.
|Funky blueberry print lining|
The strap length was really long- I think it was probably meant to be a cross-body bag. However, when I tried it on, my 17 year old daughter said that length was "fine if you are 13". In other words, "Mom, you are too old for a cross body bag." So, I cropped it about 8 inches to make it hit at my high hip.
My 19 year old daughter came home from college the same day, and said "You made that? I would totally buy that. Can I borrow it tonight?".
I call that a home run! Now, wish me luck on the jacket.:)