Love, love, love this one!!
This is the Kiss Purse pattern from You Sew, Girl (formerly Nicole Mallalieu Designs) and is my first finished project in 2012! I've had this pattern for about 18 months and the first attempt at it was a complete disaster ... one of those rare ones that ended up in the bin! Such a shame as it was some of my favourite fabric and I was really very annoyed with myself.
I was going through my pattern box before Christmas having a clear out and came across the pattern again. I thought it was about time to have another go ... but maybe not with a favourite fabric this time! I had everything I needed in my stash except for the extra firm stiffeners for the base and to maintain the curve of the purse... struggled a little bit with those till I found an online store selling every possibly Vlieseline product going. Managed to order S520 for the hard base and some S133 instead of peltex to hold the curve.
The fabric is a Robert Kaufman print that I got as part of a $10 off-cut bundle from one of my favourite fabric stores in Canada and the lining (not shown) is from the Amy Butler Mid-West Modern range. Despite the fabric not being something I might have picked out, I think it works really well here (and I still have a fat quarter left to play with!!).
Not the cheapest purse to make with all the hardware and stiffeners, but it really is very cute! I'll definitely be making some more this year!
Pattern reviewed at Pattern Review.