Metro Hipster Gone Batty

07-metrohipsterI figured if I was going to wear a Boho style top this weekend, that I needed a purse to carry around that had the same vibe. Seeing that I don’t have anything like that on hand, I set out to make one. I decided (once again) to make the Metro Hipster – I really wanted a cross-body bag that was large enough to hold my wallet and a few other concert essentials.

For this version I used Tula Pink’s Bats in the Belfry (from her Elizabeth collection) (if you look really closely at the print there are bats throughout the design, I love it) and a pebbled faux leather. I also eliminated the padded interior pocket because I didn’t think that I would be using it…. in hindsight, I wish I would have added at least a zippered pocket to the interior of this one because it’s just deep enough that I could never find my keys.

As a side note, the Duran Duran concert was fabulous – my 7th grade self was giddy seeing them.  In my opinion they still ‘have it’. I’ll just leave you with a (slightly blurry) parting shot of Simon, John, & Roger (Nick is still off tour right now):

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