She wanted a pretty, versatile bag that was still big enough to hold a law school textbook or two.* So I added a few extra inches on the sides and reinforced the straps and seams.
Button on the inside closes in a buttonhole on the back of the purse. Ample-sized pockets can hold small notebooks, purse doodads, and the pen slot can hold two pens, to keep 'em handy.
If my law-student husband was a girl (um.. we won't go into that too deeply) ;) he'd want this bag. I know it. He'd be so stylin'! Everyone would ask him "where did you get that fabulous bag?" and he'd say "my wife made it." Or maybe, if he was a girl, his (her) husband would be doing the sewing, and (s)he'd have to say "my husband Anne made it for me."
Hm.. nevermind. That's confusing.
Back to the purse :)
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*photo credit to Taylor for his law books :)