My first version is an excellent choice for holidays and weekends. My country purse stored many wine bottles and bottles of mustard, as I discovered while on holidays in Bright. Yep, it's a big purse.
So after a 2 week break from all things sewing (I didn't even buy fabric in Bright) I made another version - the urban Presidio. As you can see above, you can store a Presidio purse in a Presido purse.
This time I added a bit of handbag hardware. These are round 45mm metal rings to match the circles on this print.
This fabric is a panel piece from Spotlight and the zippers, trims and bag hardware are from my stash. The panel fabric is fully interfaced.
|Front construction view|
|Internal pocket #1|
|Internal pocket #2|
I'm still behind posting my Presidio purses on seamstresserin's Flickr group however you should have a peek at the range that have been popping up around the world. And there's a sewalong for when you're ready to tackle your own version.
Busy Lizzie in Brizzy suggested a clever resizing option for a more petite version.