I had long ago decided (actually, decided and reiterated to myself many times), that I would not go on another holiday without new toiletry and cosmetic purses. Now I have seen the most beautiful purses, just about everywhere I shop. I could have bought one or two, many times over. I’m a sucker for them and would even like to collect them because they are so gorgeous.
But in true seamstress/dressmaker fashion, I pick them up and say to myself I could make that….. for half the price…. and mine would be even prettier.
And of course I never do. So I just keep wheeling out the old tattered ones with the stuck zips and hope nobody sees them.
But not any more!!!! Get a load of my new Marimekko cosmetic purse! I love it! I absolutely love it!
I think it is the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen. Marimekko on the outside AND on the inside if you please!
I have absolutely no doubt that I sound completely OTT but if you knew what I had been using for my make up, you would get me.
I found the pattern for this here and it was quick and simple. I omitted any stiffening or padding because the Marimekko has quite enough body. I lined the purse in the Marimekko water resistant fabric so I am happy that this will wash well.
You know, this was one project that I thoroughly enjoyed. It was so gratifying to have a completed project at the end of the sewing session. And the possibilities are endless so I’m pretty excited about the next one! Also a great idea for fetes, markets presents etc.