Thanks to my sister Jill's request, I have a new purse design to offer! Named after her, the "Jill" is a pleated purse with a bow and adjustable strap. 
This bag is pleated inside and out, and is similar to another of my styles, the Round the Town purse. But the Jill has a long, adjustable strap that converts from shoulder to cross-body. I really love the bow!
The straps of the bow can be unknotted and tied any way you choose. I think I'll make them a couple inches shorter next time, unless you like them this long.

This gray/green heavyweight canvas was wonderful to work with. It's actually refreshing for me to make a purse with a solid exterior. I am usually drawn to bold prints. This solid fabric shows off the design elements of this purse. 
The adjustable strap is awesome for a busy gal like my sister! Throw it over your shoulder, or lengthen the strap and wear it cross-body. 
The interior is a linen-cotton blend, repurposed from a dress. There's a large YKK zippered pocket on one side, and 2 slip pockets and pen slots on the other. It closes with a magnetic snap. 
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I plan to list this purse -- fully customizable with your choice of fabrics, of course -- in my Etsy shop for $45. What do you think of the Jill? -- René
 


Jill Raisleger
01/22/2013 8:09pm

I find it very becoming, and of course I'm not biased at all!

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Rene Smits
01/23/2013 1:20am

Haha! It's definitely becoming! Can't wait to get it to you.

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