Hello, everyone! I’m just stopping by with a quick post about a quick project – the past few weeks have been a little crazy/busy/sleepy! I do have a few projects photographed and waiting to be blogged, so there’s more excitement heading your way. 😉
Last month I posted about a dress I made for my friends’ wedding back in New Orleans (which was SO BEAUTIFUL AND FUN, btw!). I used a pretty blue brocade and tweaked a Daenerys/Khaleesi costume pattern from Game of Thrones. It held up well except I snagged it on a chair right at the beginning of the reception! Womp womp. After some tugging and smoothing, it looked better. Oh, well – it was really made just for the wedding, anyway!
So as I was planning on what to bring for my trip, I realized I didn’t have a purse that worked well with the dress. My only wedding-appropriate purse has a cross-body strap and I thought that would take away from the design of the dress. A clutch seemed like the best route to go and I had extra fabric, so I added yet another project in the ever-growing sewing queue.
I only had a weekend to make it, so I needed a very basic design. I Googled DIY clutches and this cutie popped up:
Super cute and super easy! It only took me a couple of hours from beginning to end, and this is the result:
I was lucky and had a vintage metal zipper in my stash that matched perfectly with the fabric.
I wanted to make the inside fun, too, AND bust some of my stash, so I threw in a cute Fleur de Lis quilting cotton for the lining.
I was able to fit quite a few things in there and it held up well with all of the dancing and celebrating at the wedding. The cool thing was when I left it on a table to do some dancing, everyone knew who the clutch belonged to! I got a few compliments on the dress/clutch and was asked if someone made my dress. Of course I was all like, “Yeah, ME!” and then talk of crafting and sewing pursued. Good times.
My week-long visit in New Orleans and the wedding were really great. I got to see lots of family and friends and got to see two awesome people get married! Speaking of awesome, check out their cake and topper:
I have a bajillion more friends getting married this year and although I can’t make it back home to attend them all, I’m happy to say that I booked another flight to New Orleans to attend two more that are within a week of each other! AND it’s all around Thanksgiving, so WOO-HOO! You know there’s gonna be more wedding guest dresses popping up here at Sew RED-y, so prepare yourselves!