I can unveil this one because my friend, Char, couldn't wait until Christmas to open her gift. (!)
I got the pattern from Pochee Sewing magazine:
Someday I want to make that dress on the cover too.
Here is the magazine's version of the purse:
And here is my version:
Made from Japanese cotton and Japanese "Bark" fabric (a nice heavyweight fabric with a lot of body). I finished the purse off with a sakura pearl button and fixed a loop to go over that for a closure.