I made that decision about a month ago and then went straight into searching for a new purse design to convert to a concealed carry purse. Why a new purse? Honestly, I was tired of making the same purse over and over again for a year. A year!! I was getting burned out! So, goodbye Bella and hello.....
Iris Convertbile Shoulder Bag by BlueCallaPatterns on Etsy. I just discovered Celine from Blue Calla and I am in LOVE with all her patterns. This purse has all the qualities you want in a regular purse and all the qualities requested from my customers for a CCW purse. Also, Celine was nice enough to allow me to convert her beautiful design and is not requiring me to give her credit, as the purse is not being designed as she intended However, I thought I should still give her some love on my blog and point all you purse lovers to her great shop. So, let's check out this beautiful design.
I kept the inside the same. It has 2 larger slip pockets and a pen pocket. The pattern also has great instructions for inserting the zipper pocket, which I love to make now b/c they are pretty easy once you have put in a few.
A major difference between Celine's original design and mine, is that I omitted the pleats on the back and added a concealed pocket.
So what do you think? I haven't even mentioned the awesome option of either using the shoulder strap or the cross-body strap. I personally think the cross-body strap is a must if you are choosing to carry your gun in your purse.
I should mention that I'm calling this purse the GCC Deluxe. I also have another style in my shop today. It is a simpler version of the same purse and I'm calling it the GCC Classic. I will blog about that purse tomorrow, so be sure to come back! If you are interested in purchasing either purse then visit my shop today! I'm pretty sure this fabric has been discontinued, so this is definitely a one of a kind purse!
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