Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fossil Purse Reconstruction Trial Run

Did I ever tell you this was my fav purse ever?! Well, it was! And I must tell you before you scroll down, prepare yourself for the horror!


AHHHH! I was just sick. I set it on the carpeted floor of a restaurant, not knowing the carpet was wet. This is the result the next day. It looked like it molded overnight. The restaurant said that I couldn't prove it happened there. (He had a lot of nerve!)
Well, I occasionally still look at it and remember all the good times we had together (in the 3 months we were together). SO! I decided to try to make my own in this same style. I would never dream that I could make a leather purse.
So I tore the lining out, and used it as a template to make a trial purse, to see if I would like it.
Notice the pleats on the front(they are on the back too).
I wanted a little hardware on there too, so I used some D-rings on the straps. And put a big Papertrey Ink brown button as the closure. I want to make a zippered one, but couldn't wrap my mind around it yet. Maybe the next one!

The only thing that I am not happy with is the way the bottom is kind of boxy, I would like my next one to be more rounded, so I am going to work on that too.
This fabric was something I had laying around that I had seen in the precut bargain bin for $1.00. Not bad for an afternoon of work!

3 comments:

  1. I totally remember your sorrow at the loss of your Fossil purse - it is hard when you lose a favorite thing and can't easily replace it but I don't feel sorry for you anymore cause now you can have one to match anything you want cause your sewing skillz ROCK!!! Way cool!!

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  2. haha. loved reading the dramatic account of the wet purse! nice sewing

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  3. I remember how much you loved that purse--and how sad you were over the incident--you will never have to buy another purse--you can just make one to suit you--you are amazing--love your new purse---great work as always!

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