Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday is over, I have time to sew and blog. About fifteen minutes ago, I finished my matching clutch for the Haute Couture Club Stripe Challenge outfit. (My baby sis was over when I made the purse so I asked her to model it for me.)
I used Cynthia Rowley's Simplicity 2350 pattern, view C.
Pattern Description: It includes patterns for three different bags: bucket, tote, and clutch. All have can be made with decorative trim, which you can purchase on the simplicity website.
Front of Bag
My finished clutch matches the design illustrated on the envelope. I applied the decorative trim slightly different, but the basic design is the same. The instructions were a piece of cake. Step 1 states to pin the novelty trims, I used stitch witchery to hold the trim in place. Once all trim was applied to the bag, I sewed each strip to the bag. I couldn't find the "right" cord ends. So I used two hair ornaments that I bought from a local beauty supply store. This bag is really easy. It took less than two hours to make.
Back of Bag
I like all three bags. Adding decorative trim makes it easy to make a one of a kind bag. And I recommend that you give them a try.
Of course, I used the stripe challenge fabric for this. It's a rayon, wool, poly blend. There is enough left to make an interesting outfit for the fashion show. More on that later.
The quick and easy clutch is an attractive bag to add to your wardrobe. Try it.
Parting Shot: My little black dress made the March issue of Threads magazine. What an honor.