Sunday, August 9, 2009

The-Purse-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named

Well that isn't exactly true... I should have said...

"The-Purse-Who-Needs-To-Be-Named".....!


I was lucky to be able to test Nikki's new pattern, the yet unnamed baggy-pursey-thingamy!. It has a working title of the 150mm Barrel Purse because, well, that's what it is! But it could also be called a little bag. It is a great size, perfect for carry the"essentials". Check out Nikki's blog for lots of gorgeous examples including different variations on the handle.

I made the version with a detachable handle using a swivel hook. I love this version because it changes the bag into a small clutch purse.


This is another FABULOUS pattern from Nikki's ever growing range. As with all her patterns, there are lots of photos, tips and notes that accompany the clear and concise, step-by-step directions. While explaining a fiddly part of the process, Nikki writes "It gets easier with practise - I promise!".... and she's sooo right. I felt more confident sewing this purse after following her other patterns and feel that my overall confidence as a sewer is also improving.


The pattern will be on sale very soon and if you are in Sydney, you'll be able to grab yourself a copy at the Stitches & Craft Show.

Now if you think you have the perfect name for this cute little thing, quickly head over to Nikki's blog and let her know. Hmmmm... maybe I should suggest "The Voldemort"....

20 comments:

CurlyPops said...

It's gorgeous!

Tania said...

By crikey Mrs! That is a bee-auty! Fab colourways. Looks a perfect rendition of an Un-named Baggy Pursey Thingamy (which if you ask me is fast adopting the acronym name of UBPT)...

Melanie said...

Totally love the fabric you used, it suits the shape of UBPT perfectly :)

Liam's Mummy said...

Great choice of fabric! I just made Nikki's Puff Purse out of the same one!

Nikki said...

Lovin' it. Thanks for testing - so thoroughly!;) - and for blogging such nice words about the experience.


Now... why didn't I think of a name like that?

Gina said...

You've done another smashing job Nikki. It's gorgeous. The bag sells itself really but you're helping by making a spunky version... I think I'll be getting this pattern down the track. Can see my sisters with them now...

Sandrine said...

Great little purse, but you made terrific fabric choices and looks very weel finished :)Bravo!!

Treacle Beak said...

Nik ... the Baggy Pursey Thingamy looks fantastic. You're getting so clever, everything you do now is so professional looking. Great fabric too. Onya Nik!

Selina said...

"The Voldemort" sounds fabulous!! Great fabric choice, just love it!

craftschmaft said...

That clutch is incredible - I can't believe you made it. Love the choice of fabric too.

Christina Lowry said...

That is a barrel of beautiful right there! Great design, you lucky tester you.

Love the evolution of the jumper too. The pants look great. You should get a craft award! :)

Karen said...

Love the fabric you've used Nikki - I feel scared about sewing things with a frame, but you make it sound like it might almost be possible...
And the result (if you do it right) is so very lovely.

clare's craftroom said...

You are too clever !

Maria Rose said...

Ooooo, that is really adorable! Good job. I wish I had a name, but I am a weird namer of things!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

I NEED one of these... I hace been dashing about without the kids lately and no longer have the pram to rely on... Stitches and Craft Show can't come soon enough for me lol Your fabric is divine... I am not sure if I could pull it off (the pattern) but I can come past you blog and admire yours...

xo Steph

Cathy said...

Looks great Nikki - I could do with one of those! Can't think of a name though!

Bronwyn said...

Love the colours - just bought my first Nikki purse pattern - just have to do it I am trying to convince myself!

Miriam Patience said...

that little purse if Fab! well done, divine fabric :)

craftygirlwithruffle said...

Nikki, Your purse looks just fabulous. I love your fabric choice.

Kylie said...

Another great choice of fabrics Nikki. A very pretty little thing to be called Voldemort... :)