Evelyn from Swoon Patterns. This one is purse-sized and I LOVE it! I love this fabric and the size of the bag and so much about it. I cut out a leather panel for the bottom but was too chicken to use it. Maybe I'll make another and go for it.
Ethel, from Swoon Patterns. This was my second attempt and I was hoping this would be perfect since I had tried out the pattern first. This was supposed to be the `good` fabric. I am much happier with my first one. I ran into a few problems with the zip and the straps on this.
This pattern is called Ethel from Swoon Patterns. It is a freebie on their site. It went together pretty easily. I used 809 pellon to interface all the pieces so it stands up well. I did not pin my side pieces together before sewing them, so when I finished I had to trim a quarter inch to even it up. This is also my first time making a welt zipper. The directions were pretty good and although mine is slightly crooked, it otherwise looks good. I'm very happy with how this turned out and I'd really like to make another someday.
I really enjoyed stitching this "Blessings Angel" by Michelle Ridgeway. It would make a beautiful gift, made into anything. Right now I am focusing on doing the stitcheries, not turning them into anything. CD in picture for size reference.