A last-minute wedding clutch
At around 10:30 PM Saturday, after the bridal shower we threw, all the bridesmaids were cleaning up as the bride made her packing list for the next day. She mentioned she might need a little evening bag for her lipstick and iPhone.
Me: "Oh, yeah, I wanted to get one of those too, but never found one."
Bride: "At least you have two more weeks till your wedding!"
Me: (deliberating...) "Well, I could maaaake you one...... tonight or tomorrow morning...."
So I went home and, while I didn't have to be there till 8 the next morning, got all inspired and whipped this little bag together in half an hour.
I didn't have a red zipper so I had to use ivory at the top, like her dress. Oh, well. I made it out of a scrap of leftover cotton sateen from the dress I wore to the wedding! So it was for sure the right color. I reinforced the whole thing with a layer of iron-on interfacing to make it a little stiffer. I didn't line it or anything... quick 'n dirty!
For trims I re-used a ruffle from one of the bridesmaids's dresses--she didn't like how it went all the way around the neck so we trimmed it off. I also didn't have red thread--aaack! So I used orange, one of the other colors, for the top-stitching on the ribbons I added. I threw on a couple bows, too, for fun.
And boy, was I glad she had this--we were able to follow her around with it!!
Now I just need to find something to use at my wedding... I used to have an off-white beaded vintage one, I wonder if I still do...
Did you use a purse at your wedding? Any other essentials to put in it?