This is the purse I made for my mother-in-law for her birthday a while back. (I’m not telling how long.) I used a home decorator fabric remnant, and a satin-ey remnant on the inside. I didn’t use a pattern – just mucked my way through, putting it mostly together and taking it back apart to cut two inches off the top and then sewing it back together. She is pleased with it. (Raved about it, mentioning Kate Spade several times- very flattering!) The one thing that this purse really lacks is a pocket. I took notes on how I made it. I can’t find them now, of course. Maybe they’ll appear at just the time I need them.