You might be sick of looking at the same purse pattern, but . . .
this one is a little different.
I lined the handle with batting. I like it a lot better that way -- the handle doesn't crumple up like the one I made earlier.
This purse is for my mom. The lining is made from a blouse that was 1/2 done, and was in the process of being sewn by her mom (my grandma). My grandma passed away in 1984. The lining is kind of a puckery seersucker type fabric; I really like the texture. But the "generational" connection is the real fun in this project and I'm excited to tell my mom where the fabric came from.
My grandmother made most of her family's clothing. The quilt pictured below was made by her, using scraps from all of those sewing projects. I could sit and stare at this quilt for hours. Most of the fabrics were made up into "house dresses" for everyday use but some were, I'm sure, sewn into church dresses.
Reproduction fabrics are fun but they don't come close to the real thing.
For an end-of-the-week treat, visit Sew & Tell Friday for lots of yummy projects from some crafty folks!