A green formal purse

This is the formal purse I’ve made for myself to wear at my cousin’s wedding. I used a pleat idea from Ruth Singer’s Sewing Bible (review of the book here) and in less than 20 minutes I had a neat-o purse.

I used tapestry fabric for lining and I cut the lining a little smaller so the sateen would drape nicely. Then I sewed the silver chain onto it and ta-da: a new purse.