The Prom Dress was beyond beautiful. A skirt of cascading rows of coral chiffon, and a bodice with heavy rhinestone and “jeweled” embellishments!
Of course, such an occasion calls for a Prom Purse.
Of course, such an occasion also occurs when there is little or no time to create a Prom Purse.
Parts of two afternoons.
Less than 5 hours!
There are times a project must be declared “finished” not because the stitching and embellishment have reached a pleasing point – but simply because there is no more time!
So, the clock started ticking and fabric was pulled from The Stash:
- a glittery silver satin to match the shoes
- Mango Fairy Frost
- darker coral linen to match the nail polish
- silver and coral chiffon
I also gathered every silver or rhinestone-bearing embellishment in The Stash.
The monogram “F” was self-sticking, which would have been a nice time saver, but as it required infilling with extra beads, it was stitched as well. (FYI: removing Sticky Stuff from beading needles requires too much time!).
The Stash contains odd items – a rhinestone lizard among them!
The daughter plays volleyball, so the volleyball charm was added!
The ribbon roses were made following instructions here – but used ribbon rather than fabric as it was quicker. I wanted to add more, but time was running out.
I sewed as quickly as I could…
My “artsy” side wanted the cascading design of the skirt to be reflected in the purse.
The silk ribbon used for the cascades is a dark coral color – although it appears quite red in the photo.
Swimming among the cascades is a dolphin charm. As I stitched it on, I was wishing I could sew as fast as dolphins can swim!
I often wondered what to do with those little bags of beads and sequins that come attached to garments! They added a bit more sparkle to the bag.
Then time ran out…
The purse was finished.
It performed its function well. It held all the important items – cell phone, prom ticket, etc. It matched the beautiful dress and shoes.
But if only there had been another few hours/days/weeks …..