Since attending the NCW workshop in October I have been ‘hooked’ on this pattern. I have already made several versions with the pattern scaled up by 25% and have lately re-printed at 150% scale. This purse is made at 75% scale.
I used a couple of Fat Quarters from New Threads Quilt Shop to make the outer and flap with the insides also made from sugar skull print plus another fat quarter of pink floral print.
In the process of construction I soon realised that there would not be sufficient space inside to make the usual double zip pockets and therefore this version is restricted to two sets of cards slots, 3 slip sections and just one zip pocket.
I used my regular heavyweight fusible interfacing and standard 30mm wide twist lock in nickel for the closure.
I am really pleased with the finished result but feel it is just a little too small. I plan to re-print the pattern at 80% and that additional 5% may be all the extra that I need to make the perfect purse.
15th December 2019