I haven't used a handbag much since I've had the girls. A nappy bag and the pram seem to double as handbags, but this material was saying 'summer bag' to me. I'm quite happy with it. It is the perfect shape and size to hang over my shoulder. I used sew in magnetic snaps - they are so easy. I interfaced it as that seems to be what everyone does, that is the part I'm not happy with. Next time I would leave out the interfacing I really didn't want it to hold it's shape like it does.
A new bag and skirt, what more could a girl want - I'm ready for the weekend.