[Update Jan 2016: Just found out that Lollychops website is no longer valid. I have to remove all her links below. I am so sorry and you came here but can’t find the template which I used to link her website.]
[Update September 2011: I have developed the pattern of the pear shaped purses, Mic-O-Pear Purse and Mod-O-Pear Purse, Please click the links to get the detailed pattern and tutorial of the respective pear-shaped purses]
I finally finished this project – a pear-shaped frame clutch purse. If you have been following my blog, you probably know that I got this pear fabric from Lollychops. She sent me this fabric to make a frame clutch purse out of it. I made it and used up all the fabric!!!! I love this fabric and I am going to check with Lollychops if Spoonflower still have it 🙂
From paper modelling to sewing up and completing it took me 4 nights to accomplish. At the beginning, I designed a paper pattern with a big bottom just like the pear shown in the fabric but it looked very weird. Not only did it look funny but the lumpy bottom really made the purse unable to support itself to stand up straight. So, I trimmed it down to a “well-balanced” form and it looks perfectly normal now :). I also added a stem and a leave to mimic the pear look.
The purse measures a size 11.5cmW x 15cm H, enough to accommodate some cash, cosmetics and even a small mobile phone.
As usual, my beautifully hand embroidered label is in there :))
Only one??? No no no, I made another one, a simple one from the left-over fabric. This one is a quick one, within a day to produce.
Which one do you like the most? A real-looking pear purse or the simple one?