I created the pattern for the purse myself, which created unknowns in buying fabric. Would I need to start over, if i make a serious error? If the purse is too small, would I need to make another? So, i got 2 yards of the black and 1.25 yards of the grey swirls at my LQS Stitch Your Art Out. I love my LQS, the people who work there are always happy to help (and they stock the YKK zippers!).
Buying extra of the black worked out far better than I had anticipated, as straps are better made of one piece of fabric. This would not have been possible with a smaller cut, since a shoulder strap runs 55ish inches long(before attaching).
I have made some progress this weekend on the purse WIP, but the lining is proving troublesome (I had to put in a center divider) and I expect at least 3 more hours before it is finished. Which was more time than I had left in this weekend's free time.
I am linking up with the Sunday Stash @ Raspberry Spool & Blossom Heart Quilts. I would provide more details, but I don't have a manufacturer listed on the selvage of the swirls. I believe the black is Kona.