Monday, 18 June 2012

The wee prom purse

A colleague of mine has a daughter who is in high school. In July, this young lady will be attending her first prom at school. My colleague had arranged to have a special dress made for her daughter. She’d asked if I was able to make a little purse or clutch in the same fabric as the dress for her daughter. I gladly said yes.

I used this pattern from Michelle Patterns (formerly keykalou patterns) but I added a ruffle piece to the front flap.

It is small and fits nicely in my hand but it is big enough to hold some keys, a cellphone, maybe some money, some lippy and perhaps even a small compact camera.

I lined it with some black cotton fabric and it has two magnetic snaps to close. There is also a little slip pocket on the inside.

I made a little wrist strap and finally decided to sew on a silver-and-rhinestone flower embellishment as I felt the little clutch needed a bit of bling to make it a teensy bit more special.

What do you think? I hope the young lady will like it.


  1. That's a great little clutch and I'm sure she'll LOVE it!!!

  2. Thanks JoJo. I hope she does. Her mum took it home for her today.

  3. This is fabulous! I love the ruffle on the front and the 'bling'!!

  4. I love it!! I enjoyed reading all your crafty projects. Makes me feel like doing it myself but unfortunately I don't have the talent. Keep it going Ady!

  5. Who wouldn't love it?! And no-one else will have one like it - love the details.

  6. What a lovely bag, it looks so professional! Have you entered it into the Purse Palooza?

  7. Nice very nice! I appreciate talented people like you!


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