So, after all that, I am sorry I can't give you the real origin of the pattern, only a pdf of pattern pieces without directions. Bummer, eh? Just remember, I didn't create the pattern, and I certainly don't want to take credit for it. I'm new to the blogging world, but have already seen my fair share of blatant disregard for crediting sources, and it totally irks me. So, OK now, I'm done ranting!
Let's get back to this honey of a purse! The Tudor Rose symbol is of great historical importance in England. Want to learn more? The wikipedia entry for the Tudor Rose can be found here. If you look real close at your list of followers, you'll see my blogger graphic is a Tudor Rose. Cheese and crackers! I keep getting side-tracked. To those of you who are still with me and my rambling: hang in there I can't last much longer!
Please scroll down and check out the pics of the Tudor Rose Purses I've sewn. Please excuse the quality of some of my pics. Way back when I was taking them, Ricochet and Away didn't exist. As you look, please keep in mind the "flower" part is all savvyseams.com and the functional parts (i.e. straps and bag) are of my own design. I'd love to tackle a remake of this pattern, but we'll see...
Man oh man, those Canadians sure know how to smock, eh?
The original pattern calls for a flower on each side of the purse. Yes, you read that right. 2 flowers. Nope, not something I wanted to tackle. There are 5 big petals and leaves and 5 small petals and leaves. Each leaf and petal is like a little pillow, consisting of 2 pieces of fabric sandwiched around a piece of batting, and then top-stitched. By the time I finished one complete flower, I was over it!
Thanks for checking out this post today! As I mentioned before, I hope to someday make my own "tribute" tutorial to this sweet pattern. Let me know if you'd be interested. I know with a little more digging, I might be able to contact the original designer. Wouldn't that be cool? I think so. I've spent more time with this pattern than any of Amy Butler's. Chatting with Miss SavvySeams would be pretty neat-o!
As always, thanks so much for reading and following Ricochet and Away!
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