When my sister and I go to a big quilt show, we have a running joke where we say, "Remember, we're not buying any jacket or purse patterns". Well, invariably, we do since we both like to make jackets and purses and there's always something we can't resist. This darling pattern, The Silver Frame Purse, was one of those and we both bought it.
The vendor was a lovely young Korean woman who had the biggest selection of purse patterns and findings (handles, etc.) that we had ever seen and many samples made up to entice you. Of course you had to buy the silver frame to go with the pattern. The neat thing about it is that you can remove the purse from the frame and use it with different fabrics. Ruthie made three; two out of different cotton prints and one out of a lovely silk print. She used it every night on our trip as it seemed to go with everything.
If you follow my blog, you will know my penchant for turquoise and lime green. This is pieced out of several shades of Dupioni silk and embellished with a piece of velvet that I embossed with a rubber stamp.
You can buy the pattern here and see a lot of other purse patterns and findings.