A few weekends ago, Jim was gone overnight playing in a golf tournament. I wanted a fun little project that I could do while he was gone, and I remembered a purse pattern I had bought a while ago when Simplicity patterns were on sale at Joann's for $1 each. The pattern I used was Simplicity 2685. I wanted something that would be fun and casual for the summer, so I chose this plaid patchwork and denim. The purse came together very quickly, and the instructions were easy to follow. I was nervous to do the inside welt pocket, so I skipped it, and I wish that I had put a snap in the band (the pattern didn't call for one), but other than those things, I followed the pattern and am happy with the results.