I'll make a removeable bottom support. The pattern called for it to be sewn between the body of the bag and the lining. I like to be able to remove the support when the purse needs to be washed, and it holds the lining down nicely when you place it in last.
Next, I will line the inside pocket. As it is, it's a piece of fabric with the edges pressed inward and then sewn to the lining. When you peek into the pocket you can see the seam allowances and interfacing and I don't like that.
Other than that, I like it! It has a zipper across the top and it's installed using a gusset which gives it a more professional look.
You can see I've placed it on a hanger with the outfit that it matches so well. I'm wearing this tonight to a birthday party we've been invited to. I bought the pants at the Goodwill for 4.99 a few months ago and then on a return trip I found the top and was shocked to find they were a perfect match!
I didn't let Sally Stitch model my purse or outfit because she's being punished. She doesn't know that I found out she was trying to join the appliance union at my house. (The Beast overheard her, and tattled, in hopes that I'll fill the food dish more frequently).
You may not realize it but appliances have their own unions and occasionally they vote to strike and/or breakdown at the most inopportune moments, which is why you should NEVER utter the words: tax refund in your home, or you'll find out why this very union makes the teamsters look like a bunch of sissies.