Friday, July 23

Antique style evening purse


This chic upcycled leather evening purse is all glitz and glamour!

I've had this antique style kisslock frame forever, but couldn't decide what type of bag to attach it to - until I cleaned out my closet and re-discovered the long, black 30s style gown that had been hanging there for ages and that I have only worn once. Inspiration struck!
I drew a couple of sketches, settled on an old-fashioned round shape and drafted the pattern. The purse is made from genuine leather cut from a skirt sample. It's small, but the rounded shape helps to 'expand' the interior - enough to fit lipstick, powder, mobile phone and some cash easily. The front is adorned with a glittery butterfly and it has a short detachable chain.
Hmm...with a formal dinner coming up in two months I think I just might slip on that black dress and accessorize it with this purse...

13 comments:

  1. very elegant bag Duni... I know it will compliment with your black dress...

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  2. Very pretty. Your inspiration payed off well. That will be a fabulous match with your black dress

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  3. That purse is absolutely gorgeous! I'm not a butterfly gal, but it looks perfect there and goes well with it. :)

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  4. Wow, Duni...that is so cute! I love the old fashioned shape and frame :)

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  5. Looks great. I had a bag similar to this for years. It had belonged to my mom and I liked to play with it. I wonder what happened to it....

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  6. This is a lovely purse Duni... the intricate designs on the kisslock frame is very pretty. My mom used to have a kisslock purse thingy.. i think its still in her cupboard. Maybe if i find it again, i'll take a picture and show you :)

    i am sure you'll look stunning in the gown with this purse two months from now :) have a wonderful weekend ahead.

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  7. You made that? Wow! That's gorgeous! It's going to be perfect for your dinner - I hope we get photos!

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  8. That is a marvelous purse!

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  9. I love it! I bet you are going to look stunning in this outfit :) Photos please!

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  10. Oh wow. This is perfect for that formal dinner. You are going to be the envy of all the ladies there. I love the vintage look of that purse. It is absolutely classy

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  11. Duni, this is so pretty and elegant. I had one similar, years ago but without the butterfly. The butterfly gives it that extra charm and softness.

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  12. The little butterfly added the beauty of the purse.

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  13. I am a butterfly gal. I love that purse. Since I don't go out much, I would use it daily!

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