But now onto bags... At the wedding I used my cream clutch from my own wedding with a tartan ribbon tied to it. I also wore my silk tartan shoes.
|out with the old...|
|...and in with the new.|
As the bride came around to our table she commented on it and said it was just what she wanted but didn't have, an evening bag! And so an idea for a gift was born. I immediately wanted to make a family tartan clutch for her that she could use for any future formal events where her now-husband would be wearing his kilt. There isn't a formal national dress for Scottish women, they often wear an evening gown of their choice and sometimes add a wee touch of tartan - but not often.
|This is what you receive, two black plastic pieces and|
the metal frame.
I first saw these on Benta's blog, she had made them for a set of bridesmaids, so I ordered two of these clutch purse frames, along with shoulder chains from U-handbags. The website also has a step-by-step tutorial to help make the clutch. I decided I wanted one for myself too - so I made my own first as a test-run, just in case I came up against any mistakes along the way. But it was pretty straightforward, just need to keep it tidy around the edges.
The bride's favourite colour is pink, so I lined her bag with a gorgeous hot pink with metallic silver kisses on it:
|This is small, but would easily fit a mobile phone, money, |
keys, lipstick, tissues and mirror.
The chain comes in two lengths so I got one of each to make sure I gave her the best one, I think the shorter one is perfect, it can still be worn over the shoulder or it can tuck into the bag if you'd rather just hold it.
Somehow I accidentally ordered 2 sets of 2 instead of just 2, so now I have two more blank clutch frames that I can use sometime in the future, as either a gift or to coordinate some future evening wear!