Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

Okay, so this wasn’t exactly desperate times but when you are the Mother of the Bride and you can’t find a purse that goes with your dress, what do you do?  Make one.  The fabric is silk dupioni with silk ribbon embroidery and beads.  This was the first time I had made a purse with a frame and this was a sew-in frame with holes.  I followed the instructions on http://u-handbag.typepad.com/uhandblog/  for how to make a pattern for a frame.  However, I couldn’t find any instructions on the web for sewing it on.  I tried just using thread but didn’t like the thread showing, so I strung 3 beads on my thread as I sewed it in.  Here’s the result.  Click on an image to enlarge it.

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Beads on edge where bag is sewn to frame.

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Side View

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Back

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Lining

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Thanks for visiting.

Linda

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