The Dolce Ella Purse is this weeks sewing show & tell. I was hoping to have had the SEW Hip! Butterfly Quilt finished today…
But as I mentioned on Monday, I couldn't resist playing in the sun in Saturday so I am a little behind on the quilt (the binding still needs adding).
Thank God for Nicole Mallalieu and her
wonderful little sewing kits!
A while back I made Nicole's 200mm Frame Purse; this time around I opted to make the 150mm Frame Purse. I have christened this purse the Dolce Ella after…
Tanya Whelan's gorgeous fabric Ella (in Ice)
from her Dolce range …
(see what I did!)
As with the first purse, this pattern is really easy to follow. I think it only took me a couple hours to make including my usual pffafing about.
I was baffled by over one of the steps.
Towards the end of the instructions, before you glue on your frame, you are given the the option to 'sew' the piping cord into the seam allowance of the lining.
I have absolutely no memory of that being an option on the last purse.
Sewing in the piping cord before glueing the frame on
makes life so much easier.
How did I miss it last time?!
Glueing the frame on, proved to be a doddle this time round also…
it went on first time,
there was no excess glue dribbling down the sides,
and best of all..
I didn't have glue all over me!
Making things for show & tell is only part of the attraction of Blogland…
the other side of it all is the presentation.
There is nothing more exciting to me than taking photos of the process. The Dolce Ella was no exception; the fabric I used is in the colourway called 'Ice'.
I thought I would play this
and brought out my jewellery box.
I may not have diamonds to play with but I do have an …
Aquamarine bracelet with matching knuckle duster!
I love this particular piece of bling, it's a real eye catcher and looks amazing on when you have a tan.
But after a few shots I started to wonder if by changing the jewellery
the purse might take on a different look & feel;
a new persona.
Apparently it does.
With the bling gone and an island flower put in it's place, my Dolce Ella took on a more
lighthearted younger feel…
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Nicole Mallalieu 200mm Purse
The Palmie Purse