Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Naughty Notions Clutch...just in the nick of time

A few weeks ago I stumbled across the Naughty Notions Challenge and immediately signed up (because it's not like I had a million other things that I needed to get done first...and is it really necessary for me to get 6 hours of sleep a night?  I mean, how ridiculous am I? *wink*wink*).  But, I love a challenge and just can't resist.  

I spent the first few days contemplating my design.  The voices in my head debated over several different ideas...zippers and buttons and bias tape, oh my!  Then it hit me....eyelets!  Lots and lots of eyelets!  I decided I would use them to create an outline of something.  But what? After hours and hours and hours and hours of research on Pinterest, I decided there was no better inspiration for an accessory than Audrey Hepburn.

Sadly, it turns out that even though I have a high school diploma and a college degree, I am not even close to being qualified to operate the eyelet gun.  I apparently lack that skill and need to hire an eyelet installation tutor. So ashamed!

But, I picked myself up, dusted myself off and started all over again!  And here it is...

 My notions are tulle, ribbon, a button and elastic rope.  With a satin base, I attached rows of tulle ruffles focused from the center out.

Then I covered the bare center seam with a satin hounds tooth ribbon and attached a black and white cameo button from my collection.  A small loop of elastic rope was attached on the reverse side to allow for a closure.

I really wanted to have a little pop of color, so I decided to add it to the inside.  I had this great remnant of satin with blue circles that I used as the lining.

I love how it turned out!  I can't wait to carry it!  

And now I am ready for the next challenge!

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  1. THat is just stunning Jenni! Love all the ruffly goodness - and the gorgeous lining fabric!

  2. Perfect for a night out with a little, black dress. The ruffled tulle creates a great effect!!! Great job!!!

  3. Very chic! Excellent job! Congrats on meeting the challenge. :-)

  4. This is so stinking cute! I am in love with it. I have a new blog and it would make my day if you came over and checked it out.
    PS I am a new follower

  5. That is such a gorgeous clutch!

  6. I have a soft corner for tulle ruffles and you nailed it. i have posted an Indian Potli Bag in this challenge..please do check it out and give your feedback

    Adithis Amma Sews

  7. Wow! I am so impressed...The inside is gorgeous..Blessings, Becky

  8. This is fabulous! I love the lining also :)