My last two posts have been about wearing and making ladies silk purses and other feminine accessories out of vintage silk men’s neckties. There are several tutorials online explaining different ways of doing this if you want to make one yourself. Alternately, you can buy one already made up and ready to take out on the town. All of these purses are one of a kind because it is virtually impossible to find duplicate vintage ties! I like these evening bags because they are petite, light weight, and totally unique. You will never see another one quite like yours and it will give your outfit an individual creative twist.
If you want to buy one, you can visit Marlee Fowler at her company MM Fun Purses. Marlee will be setting up shop and selling her wears at Street Fairs and Arts and Craft Fairs around the Edmonds, Everett, Marysville and Lake Chelan area for the remainder of this 2012 summer. She has a nice selection of colors in various styles already made up to choose from. Here is her schedule for the remainder of this summer:
July 29 Everett Market
August 10 -12 Marysville Home
August 18 Edmonds Market
August 19 Everett Market
September 8 Edmonds Market
September 9 Everett Market
September 15 Chelan Wine Tasting Event
If you need further information about finding her you can reach her at MM Fun Purses Designed for You. Marlee M. Fowler, Retiredfowlers@alo.com. Her telephone number is (425) 345-5513.
Marlee Fowler makes cell phone pouches, evening bags such as the black and white one above in the first picture, and soft clutch bags such as the one in the picture above. Please view my last two posts to see other examples of her evening purses and other styles of handbags.
Tags: Making Art, Sewing, Sewing With Silk Neckties, Style, Textiles, The Lady Violette Vintage Tie Collection, The Lady Viuolette Handbag Collection, Vintage, Vintage Ties, Where to Buy Purses and Handbags Made From Silk Neckties