Here I have unzipped it so you can see the black lining, I already had the lining so it only cost me for the fabric and zip which came to £6.00 for the fabric and £2.80 for the zip, the dress fits perfect and when you consider people pay around £6.00 for a pattern alone you can see why I don't bother.
A friend of mine had also asked me to make her a bag that she wants to give as a gift so I have also been getting on with that. I had a leather bag that someone was giving away and the top wasn't very nice I also had some new fabric with butterfly design that I bought for myself and had only used a little of. i bought purple ribbon from hobby craft and a bag strap from the charity shop. Finally I had a floral second hand dress with lots of fabric in it and some denim of course.
Here is what I came up with
I cleaned up the leather with leather leaner and it came up lovely and soft, it has a zip fastener and I used the dress as the lining I like it so much I want to keep it but I can't as it is promised to someone else even though they haven't seen it yet. I love purple.