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A Postcard to Heaven was a fun purse to make, but also a challenge because I designed it and made my own pattern. This always takes longer as unforeseen situations arise.
It is a garnet colored evening or special occasion bag, which calls for something daintier.
I used a silk and cotton sample for the flap called Lacquer, with the pile being 100% silk. A silk striped material was used to make a corded edge. (It as one of the pieces that was over $100 per yd – so special). I gathered the main polyester, scrunchy material onto a striped silk band on the back and front of the bag. The sides and bottom are striped silk with beaded trim for a fun finish
The flower I made to decorate the front is a silk and polyester knit with a beaded center. I used shiny rayon thread to outline the flowers and to top stitch on the bag for added pizazz.
The lining is a decorator fabric with a dragonfly pattern which I padded for a softer feeling bag. It has a pocket topped with striped silk.
A Postcard to Heaven features a gold colored magnetic clasp to keep your treasures safe. NOTE: The clasp is strong and works better if you put a fingernail in it to release it, so as not to tear the material.
The straps are 42” long. The bag measures 10 ½" x 7" x 1 ½".