See the price? See how mangled the envelope is?
I made at least 3 from the tote on the upper right.
I made at least 4 from the purse on the upper right.
None from the other 2 styles.
Each of my three children had a school tote for their first year of school.
I made purses for myself when I needed one and couldn't find what I wanted.
Over the years,( did I say 1975?) I modified the purse pattern to add interior pockets and narrow the strap. As I said above, I haven't any photos of these creations except for one.
I was going to the opera a few years back and wanted a dressier bag. I had purchased some silk satin at a silk outlet in the LA area. Not wanting a big purse, I modified again to make it smaller with a longer, thinner strap. Then added a shimmery tassel.
Can you see the tassel? I really need to use my camera and stop taking all my photos with my Windows phone.
The photo of the interior of the bag is not great either, but take a look.
The silver satin on the inside is an excellent match for the outside. Can you see the pocket? It's pretty wrinkled from hanging without being moved. It's been a long time since I went to the opera.
Just a short one today. I was poking about this morning trying to get rid of things. Seeing this bag reminded my of how much I love LOVE using a pattern more than once. Don't you feel the same?
The winning pattern for the greatest number of times used is Amber Creations Sleepover Satchel. So far, I have made 10 satchels.
One of these days I will astound you with all the clothes I've made for my kids. My kids are grown now and even my grandson is into adult sizes, but I still like to sew for them once in awhile.
Have a day that makes you smile. Please.