Boudoir Bra Purses!!
You can purchase it from Amazon.com: Here
Press the top edge into the glue to hold securely. Press down on any puckered areas to make sure it grabs well and there are no gaps. It holds fairly quickly, so pinning in place shouldn't be necessary but if you want to temporarily stick a few pins in, go ahead and do it!
After gluing the colored trim onto the underside of the bra strap, I pinned the ends in place for a few minutes to secure, since it was thicker trim and had a bit of a mind of its own!
I just love the way the colored trim adds some personality!
You can see from the photo above, that the purse has a big "dip" area. I will be using gathered satin to make the lining and enhance this area as if it is the back of a luscious bridal gown.
I had considered doing a "lace-up" look here, but ended up dropping that idea when I saw how beautiful the satin looked on its own. I didn't want to make it gaudy and unappealing, but may try the "lace up" look on one of my next adventures!
*TIP: The size of the bra cups will determine how big this "dip" area is. The smaller the cups, the less of an open area you will have, so take this into consideration with you decide which bra to use. I stand in the bra aisle and fold them and play with them to see what I like best...I'm sure people walking by think I am nuts!
*TIP: The purse straps can also be made into a single strap if you prefer it to hang longer when carried (other than doing the double strap as I have indicated in this project) by glueing the ends together to one another, creating a long hanging strap. Then you would want to hide the joining edge by attaching a lace medallion of some sort, or silk flowers. Use your imagination and have fun!