I have not made much for my own personal use. I purchased some Joel Dewberry Deer Valley fabric for Christmas last year, hoping to make myself a purse. Nine months later, I finally did it.
The purse was made from the Ali Foster Pleated Purse Pattern. I shorted it one inch in length, because I'm short, and it seemed a little long. I also customized the lining. I knew I'd want to keep things a little more organized, so I added a inner zipper-closed pocket on one side. I used my Pedicure Kit Bag tutorial as my guide.
After using it for a few weeks, I wish I'd put the pocket up about two inches, but other than that I'm happy with it.
On the other side of the purse, I added a large pocket with an elastic top, a small lined pocket for business cards, and a bias tape loop to hold my keys.
I have now used it for a couple weeks, and I LOVE it.
What kinds of "selfish" sewing projects would you like to tackle?
Oh, did you notice the matching mobile phone cozy? I was inspired by Larissa. You can find the tutorial here:
Linked to Sew Can Do, Skip to My Lou, Shannon Makes Stuff, and Blue Cricket Design.
Entered in Christie's Purse Week Contest.