The Chemisette Handbag

I was originally going to wait until the pattern was ready to announce it, but it’s really hard for me to sew things and NOT post about them.  What is this blog doing to me??

I’ve been working on another pattern.  A variation of the Chemise and Corset Bag.  My test sewers are faithfully working on it while I’m finishing up Market samples.  Thank you ladies!  But I just had to post about it…I couldn’t wait.  🙂  Here’s prototype C that I’ve been carrying ever since I finished her up a couple of weeks ago. 


It is available for pre-order here.  And now for a close-up.


I have no idea why I’m so excited about this purse!  I keep reminding myself that it’s just a purse.  JUST A PURSE.

27 Responses to “The Chemisette Handbag”

  1. 1 Beth September 4, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    There is no such thing as “just a purse.” Too cute, and I love your fabric choice.

  2. 2 lera September 4, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    That is much more than “just a purse.” Darling, Linda. Just darling.

  3. 3 Melanie September 4, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    LOL you crack me up. It is so cute and i can’t wait to get my hands on the pattern to make one up. Will it be ready for fall shows? Hmmm….you know, I’d need to make a sample up first. 🙂

  4. 4 LeeAnn September 4, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Your excited because it’s incredible! Wow!

  5. 5 Karyn September 4, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    That’s hardly “just” a purse!!! It’s fantastic!

  6. 6 debbie September 4, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Great looking bag. Stylish, comfortable and perfect size and shape for usefullness! Your fabric choices complete the look. Congratulations to you. Not “just a purse” but a great accomplishment!

  7. 7 Cindy September 4, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Gorgeous! Can you let us know what the approx dimensions are?


  8. 8 tinkerverve September 5, 2008 at 12:33 am

    That is a stunning bag Linda! –

  9. 9 shellyfish September 5, 2008 at 1:54 am

    I think it’s adorable! If you ever need a test sewer (a newbie one, but hey, I’m learning!) I’d love to “work” for you!

  10. 10 Mary September 5, 2008 at 5:46 am

    You’re excited ’cause it’s so pretty and cool!

  11. 11 SilverLining Designs September 5, 2008 at 7:13 am

    I can’t believe you said “just a purse”! lol It’s what we do – were suppose to get excited when we come up with something new. If we didn’t I think there would be something wrong – don’t you think?!

    It’s a great bag and absolutely perfect for you with all those little apples on the bottom. I love the fabric combination and the different hues and print in the top portion.

  12. 13 Grace September 5, 2008 at 9:25 am

    That’s gorgeous–I love the shape, the size, the detailing. It’s just perfect.

  13. 14 cindy September 5, 2008 at 10:46 am

    You did a wonderful job on the design of this bag. Who knows, it may be my 1st fabric purse that I carry! TGIF! I think it’s time to get some revenge on that nap mat!

  14. 15 Doris at Threads of Conversation September 5, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    …but an AWESOME purse, nonetheless…

  15. 16 Jenny September 5, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Oh it is GORGEOUS!! I’m glad you couldn’t keep it to yourself 😀

    The fabrics are very … 🙂

  16. 17 Janine September 5, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    This is not “just a purse.” I’m so impressed! Very classy. and I love the fabric choices! Great job.

  17. 18 Anne September 5, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    That’s a fantastic purse! I am a purse-o-holic who is drooling at the sight of your bag! Love the fabrics, too.

  18. 19 Spare Ribbon September 5, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    I love the purse, especially that fabric. Where did you get it?

  19. 20 Mearaid September 6, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    I absolutely LOVE that purse. It’s perfect.

  20. 22 Kristin September 8, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    This is one beautiful bag!! 🙂

  21. 24 Beth September 12, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Yes, but it’s a wonderful purse! 🙂

  22. 25 Judi September 18, 2008 at 8:55 am

    I would be excited about that purse too…AND it has apples on it and thats quite appropriate you know! Its a great design. I really like the round business cards. Great idea. What kind of round punch did you use?

    Have a nice day

  23. 26 Lil' d September 19, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    It’s gorgeous – I really love the way it looks feminine, but not fussy.

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well, crafting is my apple. It’s what I do to maintain my sanity while taking care of my family. I homeschool my three boys, ages 14, 15, and 16), am a quilter, a bagaholic, and pattern designer.  Oh – and I also like taking pictures.

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