Thursday, August 26, 2010

my creative space: bridesmaid purses

We had my sister Amy's wedding in Hawkes Bay in the weekend - we had such a great day getting all glam, the ceremony was beautiful and the reception was a lot of fun! There were even bag pipes after the ceremony playing "Scotland the Brave' which sounded amazing walking out of the church. Miss 3 and Miss 1 were flower girls and wore these cute-as Mary Janes from Cherish Child with cream stockings and these lovely dresses from Hatched Boutique.  The fairy wand with flowers was a really cute idea too.
Amy asked me to make some purses for me and the other two bridesmaids for the wedding. Luckily I had just been given some curtain fabric sample waterfalls that weren't needed anymore from Guthrie Bowron in Tauranga which were perfect for the purses (thanks Sue!)  I was going to try to make a purse with a flap over the top but in the end I decided a zip one would be better to keep everything in so I made up a pattern myself. I wanted to make them a bit rounded with a couple of pleats so was really pleased with how they turned out.
The fabrics were perfect in that they were the same pattern but different colours so we knew which one was which. So if you are after some nice fabrics for small things then curtain and other upholstery type shops might just be the place to try!
I had the same fabric in black too so I made another one for me as I thought it would make a nice 'going out' clutch (not that I get out much!!!)
Amy and her hubby are on their honeymoon now in Bali lucky things!!!
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Megan

11 comments:

Songbird Designs said...

These are lovely. Don't you love weddings?
Hope you are well. Sx

Allana said...

Oh they turned out beautifully, what a lovely idea :)

Ella said...

Wow these are stunning. I love your black version. It must've been the sweetest wedding, going by those gorgeous flower girl outfits and your clutches.

Helmitarha said...

They are adorable! ;)

Jodie said...

The purses are lovely. I'm sure everyone loved them :)

Seaside Siblings said...

They are so stunning, such a great idea

Roscia said...

So lovely Megan.

Cotton Kiwi said...

Just gorgeous. I love the same pattern/different colour theme. And those shoes and dresses that your girls wore are divine! Sounds like a wonderful wedding.

aimee @ lily pad designs nz said...

Hi Megan, gorgeous purses. hope you had a lovely time.

gaijinwife said...

Love the outfits for the girls. Bet they loved it.
Great pleat work - very professional.
Talk soon.

Bellgirl said...

What gorgeous purses!- I just saw your Creative Space one this week and tracked these down. You should write a tutorial for them!

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