A couple weeks ago I was looking through a book of Erte designs and found a handbag that I just loved. it had a tassel at the bottom, and the top was closed with a drawstring that doubled as the handle. I made a sketch of the bag, and during my week with my grandmother I changed the style a bit to make it more like I would want it. We spent my last morning at her house sewing the bag!
Here is a picture of the fabric we used:
(We cheated a bit with the handle and bought one that was all ready to go.)
In the process of sewing the top of the bag...
The finished product!