I try to make my little sister a handmade gift for her birthday each year and was racking my brain when I remembered the purse pattern I picked up at Nicole's stall at the AQC. It was going to be for moi, but I do love to give a gift that I would love for myself!
The satin lining was a bit fiddly to sew but very worth the effort for a classy finish. The outer fabric also came from the AQC. It's great to put beautiful things to use.
This pattern was a pleasure to use - if you've never bought one of Nicole's patterns I highly recommend it. She goes above and beyond with her tips, explanations and photos so that each pattern is like a mini lesson.
The best part of all this is I remembered an op shop find from years ago and was actually able to find it in my craft mess. A gold purse frame and guess what? Just the right size! Looks like I'll be getting my purse after all :)