I haven't posted in a while, not because I've been too busy to craft, but because I just haven't felt like it. I know, terrible. In fact, I've been ding quite a lot of crafting, mostly knitting and on and off mad sewing.
Here's something I finished since my last post: a pair of silk clasp purses that I've assigned to the early 20th century.
|Silk purses with brass clasps and chains.|
|They're shaped with a fat bottom to accommodate plenty of stuff.|
|It fits a sub-phablet phone in a bulky case.|
|Yes, my phone is a Tardis. It's bigger on the inside.|
Fast forward to last fall, and I'm trying to clear off my work table. I finally sat down and threw these together. Though after so long, and despite having the pattern I drew handy, I forgot that I had given them a 3/8" seam allowance. So, well, their shape is not exactly what I had intended.
|Exterior is duchess silk. Interior is taffeta. Brass frame and chain, rayon embroidery, glass beads.|
The one without the fringe is going to Lynn McMasters, who made the beaded fringe.
One unfinished project done, umpteen more to go!