I am still so excited to have been selected by Shelley Detton to be a pattern tester for her "Pocket Purse" design. I have been on pins and needles to start it all week but had a commitment from an aquaintance to do some sewing and thus could not start on it until yesterday. So when I wasn't getting things in order for the cub scout pack meeting we were doing last night I was getting a start on this cute purse. I had had the opportunity to go earlier in the week to select fabrics and chose Marabella by Amy Hamberlin of Katie Cupcake. I choose this fabric group for two reasons, the first being that I intend to kill to birds with one stone, so to speak, in doing this pattern test. Not only will I test the pattern but I will give the resulting purse to my niece for her 14th birthday this next Sunday. She loves purple and green so I thought this the perfect choice for her.
The second reason I chose this group of fabrics is again related to the colors. I purchased some purple and white ties for my boys for Easter this next year from Children's Place at the End of last Easter Season and had plans to do something in purple for the girls. Then a couple weeks ago this pattern popped up on the Moda Bake Shop and I knew right away that this is what I wanted to do. So I purchased what I hope is enough for not only the purse but for the skirts and appliqued tops for the girls as well.
I managed to construct the outside of the purse in between prepping for pack meeting and am loving how it is turning out. With any luck I will get the chance to finish it tomorrow and share my findings with Kelley. She has done a fabulous job and I can't wait to make a few more, perhaps as Christmas gifts.