Saturday, April 21, 2007

Handbag based on a Vintage Transfer Pattern

Not sure of the age of the transfer pattern - appears to be sometime in the late 1940s to late 1950s. It is red on heavy cream paper. No envelope or dates. Mostly embroidery motiefs, but also this purse. The original called for yellow on navy blue.

It seemed too light with the felt available today so the body of the bag is underlined with faux suede cloth. Then a strip of pink to reinforce the seam.

The circles are my favorite part -- they have a rubber canning jar ring for internal support. For some reason that just tickles me!

Had lots of fun figuring this one out, working from the vintage pattern, and adding a few "modern" twists and turns.

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