Friday, October 19, 2012

Pleated clutch

Samantha from At Home with Mrs. H has created a lovely new pleated purse/clutch pattern and I had the opportunity to test it out!  For my version, I used an upholstery-weight linen/viscous blend. I adore this orangey-pink nubby fabric that I snapped up from FabMo--it's perfect for a vintage-y clutch.
The bag is lined with a Robert Kaufman quilting cotton.  The only changes I made to the pattern were to omit the topstitching around the flap and opening of the purse (my fabric didn't seem to suit that detail), and omit the slip pocket, since those just aren't useful to me.  I kept the inside zipper pocket, of course!
Seriously, it is only due to my mother, visiting from the other coast, that I was able to do any sewing this week, since my husband is away on business to Ireland.   Once he does return, I plan on using my little clutch for date night!  So, thanks mom!
 Once Mrs. H has the pattern finalized, I'll do a giveaway so some other lucky lady can have her own!