However, looking at the fabric, it called to mind something art-deco-ish to me. Don’t you see it too?
Well, I’ve had this pattern in mind for a while, but never came across just the “right” fabric until I saw this.
This shape is odd, I grant you.
But look, why have something ordinary all the time?
I found the inspiration from what is called a “chatelaine” from earlier times, like this one
However, for a modern woman a little purse like this is totally impractical. And I must confess, although Delilah is much bigger, I suspect she might not be the most practical bag I’ve ever made.
I added a few gold coloured beads to the flap, which works with a magnetic snap, just to add that little bit of interest.
At first I wanted to add a whole lot of gold beads, but I changed my mind, as I thought it would be a sort of over-kill, with the odd shape, the strange strap placement etcetera. Do you think I made the right decision?
Delilah is also lined in the cream bridal satin I used for Athaliah, as this lady deserves something glam!
I called her Delilah because – just like the lady in the Bible, she steals your heart without you meaning to have it happen.
“Whyyy why whyyyy Delilah….” (admit it: you sang that)