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« on: October 11, 2009 08:56:07 AM »



So, I'm making a dress from a vintage 50's reproduction pattern for our anniversary cruise - it's going to be slightly nautical in navy with white accents and a red and white striped lining through the whole thing. I have the perfect shoes, and even got some vintage white gloves! Only one problem - I needed a purse!

I ransacked my closet and the closest thing I found is this one:




But, of course, it doesn't match at all!

So, I used some of my scrap fabric left over from the dress and made it into this:








I'm trying to find some anchor buttons or something to add a little flair to the dress, so if I find some, I might put one on the purse too.

When I'm finished with everything and I'm home from the cruise, I'll be sure to post some pictures of the whole outfit! Wink
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MAmadurk
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2009 06:36:36 PM »

Sweet work! I love it when a plan comes together!

MAmadurk
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009 05:24:07 PM »

That is a fantastic bag! I like both the before and the after.  I'm sure you'll get lots of enjoyment out of it and I'm looking forward to seeing the whole outfit.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009 12:18:22 AM »

I dig it! Would love to have it, it would be perfect with my new betty page captain dress Wink
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