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.
Beads on edge where bag is sewn to frame.
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