In the meantime, I ran across this absolutely adorable embellished T-shirt at Make It and Love It. Of course, I pinned it. (I am so addicted to Pinterest now!)
THEN, I found aTHEN, I decided to make my purse coordinate with my shirt! Instead of piecing the purse and quilting it, I used a piece of black woven cotton for the purse and lining. I added the flowers just like on the shirt. Then I used my machine to stitch swirls mimicking the design on the flowers. (The purse does have traditional weight quilt batting in between the layers of fabric. This all needed to be stabilized.)
cheap inexpensive black broomstick skirt. I like the idea of a monochromatic outfit since I am short, but I don't like the way black affects my face! SO I decided to use the t-shirt embellishment idea in colors that flatter my coloring on a black t-shirt.
The handle is really neat because I unscrew the knobs and remove the purse to wash or replace it with a different one.
I'm so happy with both of the projects. Now I just need somewhere to go so I can wear my new "ensemble".
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