This is the Belle bag.
Ok... so it's a bit of a Denyse Schmidt overload.... There are diferent fabrics on the way - I promise!
For a girly-looking little bag, the Belle actually opens up to be quite roomy. This is the inside.
It closes in two directions, which pulls the shape in to make it a "puff" . First are the side tabs with a small magnetic snap...
Then the centre-front and centre-back clip together with a large magnetic snap.
I used medium-heavy interfacing and light fusible wadding on the bag pieces. I also fused medium-heavy interfacing to the lining, to hold its shape firmly onto the inside of the bag. It's the first time I've done that - and now I wish I'd written it into the instructions because it also helps to support the structure in the bag really well.