I seem to be starting so many of my posts these days with 'do you remember when...' and then harking back to some long lost project or unfinished bit of crafty business. And I used to be such a monogamous and linear crafter.... oh well.
Today, as you'll have gathered, is also about a long lost project. This one I started way back last year by making lots of itty bitty hexagons. The idea was that were to come together to make the sides of a cute little purse that I saw on Kristyne's site, Pretty by Hand. Isn't it just adorable? Everything Kristyne makes is just immaculate and this was no exception.
I loved it so much that I had to give it a try, even though I was a little bit afraid that my sewing skills wouldn't be up to the job because it all looked a bit complex. Thankfully for me, Kristyne's pattern outlined everything so clearly and guided me step by step through the whole process so beautifully that I did manage to make it and I didn't really have any trouble about it either. I have to say I'm very impressed with her pattern, I didn't think I had it in me!
The only thing I do wish I'd done differently is maybe not make the entire thing from Liberty fabrics. As gorgeous as they are, they are a fabric with a fair amount of drape and therefore not the most robust for a purse. I didn't think about that though, I just rushed in wanting to use the pretties. I do love the Liberty hexagons and how the how thing looks but I think I should of used some of my other cotton fabrics for the inner pieces, pockets and so on. At least I'll know for next time.
: : LIBERTY PURSE : :
Pattern: Flower Garden Purse by Kristyne Czepuryk
Fabric: Liberty Tana Lawn from Very Berry