Monday, June 27, 2005
This a cigar box purse that I made about 3 months ago. The front is a copy of a vintage apron pattern my mom gave me and not shown but on the back of the purse is a copy of the back of the pattern. I decoupauged pattern tissue from a thrifted 80's big shoulder padded jumpsuit on the sides. It didn't hurt my feelings to use the tissue of an ugly outfit and you can't tell that it is not from this pattern unless you are a pattern expert and would know that this pattern doesn't have print on it. It's just for the effect. The trim and the handle are actually grosgrain ribbon meant for scrapbooking. I bought it because I loved that it was black and white and had a stitching down the middle. I didn't even know what i was going to use it for. But here it is! I think it works well with the theme of the purse also! This was made during one of the Dixie Doll's meetings.
I decided to put this up due to the "Tie one on" apron deadline is Thursday. I have my apron finished and will post it soon!