So, I was snooping around on Anthropologie's site looking for a little purse inspiration. Such gorgeous bags out there, by the way. But this is the one that inspired me...
Somewhere along the way I got distracted and came up with more of an hourglass shaped purse. I wish it would have turned out a little slouchier. I absolutely love this fabric. I got it on a shopping expedition with Amanda Jean and have been hoarding it for a while. It is a really heavy canvas, which for most bags would be wonderful. I think it might have been a bit too heavy for what I wanted this one to do.
Obviously the problem with an hourglass shaped purse is that you can't find anything in there! See the deep dark hole? Next time this will be shorter and wider.
I do really like the side detail though. And the handles are from a belt I got for 50 cents at the thrift store. (Not only did I make 2 handles from that, but I still have some left and cut 2 D rings off of it!).
Well, anyway, I tried. Not a complete failure, but not a complete success. Better luck next time I guess, right?