Sunday, May 20, 2012
The Raspberry Ripple pattern is from Australian designer Melanie Decker, of Melly and Me, and came with a few challenges for me. The front ripple part was actually the easiest part. It's the way they insert the zipper, what they call fusible fleece, etc., that were cause for more consternation. The interior is half open and half is a zippered pocket -- handy. The very top closes with a magnet. I love the size -- 16.5" by 18", including the handle.
For sure I'll be making up more of these handy handbags. They will go much faster now that I have been through the pattern once!
Making this bag gives me a new appreciation for my Vera Bradley bags and why they cost what they do!