Amy's pattern called for this clutch to be a monstrous 17 1/2 inches wide. A bit too large to be accurately (or ergonomically) described as a clutch, no? After battling some moderate anxiety, I trimmed down the pattern to make this polka dot sensation that measures in at slightly over 12 inches wide. Much more appropriate I think. Continuing the "make it your own" theme, I added a single handle to make it more of an oversized wristlet that's also long enough to throw over your shoulder on a walk.
Somewhere in the pattern alteration/measuring/cutting stages I made the inside divider too big for the bag, so it kinda scrunches up and looks a little wonky inside. Next time I will probably leave out the divider altogether, because you really can't fit enough inside this tiny bag to necessitate a divider or any other form of organization. I would also keep the tab closure at its original size, for both style and practical purposes. Check out other projects from 'round the country here.
I just happened to have those DARLING pink polka dot mirror iron-on appliques left over from some craft project of old. The coordination with the inside lining gets me every time. Speaking of coordination... is this too much??
I affectionately call this bag "The Susan" because something about the navy and white polka/hot pink combination reminds me of my mom.