This morning I transferred all my necessaries to my new purse and I discovered something I didn't realize until I used it.....keep reading :)
If you have not read my post from yesterday...click here...and you'll be caught up to speed.
Now everyone knows what I'm referring to :) Yes, I made this purse using the Candice Purse Pattern and I was able to make the purse without frustrations because of the excellently written instructions and photos. The pattern had no errors and it was written for those who like written instructions as well as those who prefer photos.
Today I left the house to take the boys to Legos Camp and that is when I became aware of a very important feature ....the angled front pocket.
No more fishing around for my keys. I have made many purses and they've all had pockets...inside and out....but none of them made it so easy to find my keys. I carry my purse on my left arm so I easily slide my right hand into the pocket and yep....keys without frustration. The pocket is actually large enough to put my I-Phone in as well. I made a pocket inside my purse for my I-Phone so I probably won't make a habit of putting it in the pocket....but I could :)
See how tidy the inside of my purse is....no huge mess....and lots of nice pockets. The pattern provides choices for your pocket construction so you can put an e-reader or i-pad in your purse if you like.
You know I'm in love with this purse!! I could even make an angled pocket on the back if I wanted to....oh just think of the possibilities :) That is another thing I really like about the Lazy Girl Designs Patterns....Joan writes her patterns so you can use them as a jumping off point. You can individualize your purse using your own creativity. I can now use the purse pattern and change things around ....add a zipper (instructions included in the pattern), make pleated pockets, pre-quilt my fabric or add embellishments.
I gave this pattern a 4 star rating and Joan asked me what the scale was for the rating. Good question Joan. Honestly, I had not really thought about it.....to me it was a top rating. Since giving it some thought, I'm changing my rating to a 5 STAR and I'm going to be adding that system to the IHAN website. That way I can put my ratings right next to products and you can later read more about how I came to that rating. Thanks Joan for the inspiration!
5 STARS....why? Clearly written instructions. Excellent photos for visual learners. No errors in the pattern. Several options provided: pocket variations, zipper or no zipper options and rectangle ring options as well.
Now I'm working on getting someone to make a graphic for me so I can add the 5 star rating system to my website....look for it soon.