I need a dress to match this purse!

Wait, isn't that sentence backwards?
Not if you sew.

Taking a slight pause form Air Raid updates to talk about my latest find.
One sleepless night last week I decided to type in an NRA search on eBay. I do that from time to time but with no impulse I just went for it at around 3 in the morning. Well, the page loads and I find this purse newly listed with a buy it now price of $9.

*gasp*

The listing said it was NRA marked, but didn't show the tag, nor did it list dimensions. I mulled it over for about 12 seconds and took the leap.

It arrived yesterday.

I could not believe it! Yes! It's got an NRA tag sewn in it.

The light colored silk lining is immaculate, the pattern outer fabric is in perfect shape and the bag even smelled good! $9!

The bag is about 7x10", perfect for holding all my modern stuff.
The chain is in great shape as is the clasp. $9!

I hope it's not haunted or something.
Look at that pattern. The fabric is textured, too thin for carpet. Perhaps a silk or rayon?

I love how there are pieces sewn at the sides of the bag to give it depth. Don't you just love all that extra care they put into things back then.

In any account, I have to make a dress for this bag. I'm thinking of accenting the brick and navy colors.

Here are the patterns I've narrowed it down to.

I'm personally leaning toward the 2961 (the first pattern) because I like the idea of having a jacket with the ensemble. This might even be a great outfit to wear to Gatsby.

What do you all think? Any other pattern you would suggest? Fabrics? This might turn out to be quite an adventure for me :)

3 comments:

  1. God, that purse is gorgeous and I don't even like purses!

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  2. I love the fabric on your bag, I had a Liz Claiborne bag with similar fabric that I used till it fell apart.

    There is something about dress 1052 that really appeals to me.
    BTW yesterday’s Catalog Sunday was wonderful.

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  3. I'm really digging the Excella pattern. Those pleats at the lower edge of the skirt? Divine.

    -d

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