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Gray striped purse with a yellow rosette for Purse Week!

Have you heard of Purse Week at A Lemon Squeezy Home? She hosted last year and so many wonderful handbags were entered to the contest. Emily from The Boy Trifecta was last year’s winner. I adore the bag she made. Definitely my style. I didn’t enter last year. I wanted to. But I was a little busy moving and being 8 months pregnant and all. This year I was determined to participate.

DIY purse 
I can’t tell you all how much I love how this turned out. The fabric is a gray and white seersucker. I agonized over how to embellish the front. This wasn’t my first choice but my other idea was perfect in my head and much less perfect in practice. I hate when that happens. 

DIY purse

This yellow polka dot flower works well though. It is bold, which I love. 

DIY purse

The pleating is my favorite part. It adds a bit of femininity and softness I think.

DIY purse
Red polka dots inside. Of course. And a zip pocket, which I messed up a bit but oh well. So there you have it. My new purse. I think it will look great with my dress. I’m considering making the pattern for this purse. I love it that much.


  1. says

    Love everything about it! Love the colors…love the surprise polka dots. I think you should go for the pattern. Itlooks so well finished inside too :) I’ll be a pattern tester for ya!

  2. says

    This is a perfect bag for summer with the colours you have chosen. I love the pleats at the side. I haven’t seen a bag like this before. I really like it!

  3. says

    A Purse Week!!!! Eeeek! How have I not heard of this yet! Super cute bag! I am a fan of all things purse/tote related!

  4. says

    That is so cute! And I think you should definitely make a pattern for it! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Show & Share!

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