I'm not a great purse-seamstress (is that a word?), but a tutorial on Sew mama sew inspired me to make this. Wooden handles from Panduro and a shimmering gold fabric. This will look good when I'm dining in Rome some time next month!
Remember those Balenciaga scarfs a season or so ago? Loved those! Here is my attempt at a knock off. I'm just missing the charms (and some heavy eye make up...). The fabric is a light cotton cut to a triangle, and the edges are trimmed with black fringe, lace and pompons.
I bought a japanese pattern book on Etsy a while ago, called New York style kids. So far I have used the patterns for a this wrap jacket and pair of trousers. The patterns are really smart and simple. The jacket is just one piece, plus arms. Both patterns were modified slightly; I made the jacket with lining, and buttons instead of ribbons, and the trousers with elastic bands in top and bottom. The original pattern was a little to short for my long legged boy!