I'm off to a wedding next week and needed a bag to match my dress. So off I went, pulling out fabrics from my stash, reading lots of books on bags and finally getting some free time to get on with it.
I used the Elegance Pleated Clutch pattern from Sue Kim's book Bags: the modern classics, (I've popped a link to it on my Goodreads Box on the right hand bar). I had a large piece from Laura Ashley back in the nineties,with a self pattern, for the exterior and then used 3 toning pieces from a Harlequin sample book to make the lining.
My button box gave up this lovely big wooden button and then a pearly one placed on top. It was fun to make and even though it was rated a 2 button bag for difficulty, it was really easy. I hope to make some more to match other outfits. The book contains some great patterns and as I have a friends birthday coming up soon I might well tackle another pattern.
Now I just need some good weather so the wedding can go off without us all getting wet!