We have 2 great nieces on Hubster’s side, girly girls for sure. Although they do keep up with their big brothers. With my return to sewing I have seen all kinds of adorable purses for little ones. The recent fabrics I purchase included 1 yard each of 2 coordinating fabrics to use for girly girl stuff. Definitely making me a sewing roll from these fabrics. I should have started sewing on that project! But I happened upon this adorable girly bag. So I just had to make one!
And I’m glad I did. What I learned was, the size is too small for me to comfortably sew, so I will be enlarging the pattern. The fusible interfacing I used was too stiff for this bag, so I will pick up something softer for the front/back and just use the stiff one for the side piece. I think the gray lining and trim is not a great match, so I will shop for a red to match the flowers. I think the ruffle needs to be a little more ruffly, so I will cut a longer strip. “So I will” definitely be making more.
I also made a matching wallet to practice the sewing roll pattern. I reduce the size of the pattern so it would fit in the purse. It ended up about 3″x4.5″ once folded. It has 2 open pockets and 1 zippered pocket. The closure is supposed to be velcro, but I went with a button instead. The button was not the best choice because the interfacing is a bit too stiff for manipulation. “So I will” use snaps for the subsequent wallets.