I was thrilled to be selected to be a pattern tester for The Presidio Purse pattern by Seamstress Erin.
I downloaded the pattern and decided which version I would use, then went to my fabric store Nancys Sewing Basket to shop. I was not sure what I wanted but knew I wanted to stick to my aesthetic and choose something classic and since this was a test and my first purse I wanted to keep with in a budget.
I found this Navy cotton twill with a slightly raised stripe.
I chose a black "pen proof"liner suggested by the staff at Nancy's, Heavy interfacing, Two silver colored D rings and a long heavy silver colored metal zip all for the grand total of: $27.00
December is a very busy month for me, along with the typical December busy things both of my daughters were performing, my oldest daughter turned 17, and the big one...my husband and I celebrated 20 years of marriage! Unusual for me I did some procrastinating, I started one day before the deadline and I tackled the project hoping that it would go smoothly. I am pleased to announce that it did. The most difficult part was lining up the optional front inserts for detail.
Front of the Purse Completed.
I changed "Pen Proof "Lining pockets. In the original design the large one is zippered and since I was short on time and had forgotten to purchase one I left the pocket open.
I really like the zipper pull.
The instructions for assembly were so well explained that the pattern was a joy to sew. The pattern is available from Seamstress Erin for $13.00
I will make another, maybe in a tan/taupe/beige leather and a pretty lining fabric finishing the inside pocket with a zipper this time.
Now off for the day, I am sure this purse will fill my needs for room as I tend to purchase dinner items and almost always a bottle of vino on my way home.