The very nice comments on my purse/handbag (what's the difference between those words actually?) and origami blouse were very good to read. Thank you all, and it was really my first one, honestly. It shows how easy the pattern was, and this leather was very good to work with. Of course I'm not new to sewing, so construction was not the difficult part at all.
And the problems with my origami blouse? I was not satisfied with it, certainly not when I took a good look at the back again. Thanks also for your thoughts on that, and Tany especially for sending me some information on sleeve fitting. But I also forgot to lengthen the pattern, so that the waist is too high. Perhaps you've seen that, but were so kind as not to mention that! I wouldn't have minded though. And now that I was making it difficult for myself already: the front could use a tiny bit of extra space too.
What did I do: traced a size 38 to have a smaller neckline and shoulder, did the FBA a bit different (tell you about it when it works) and cut it all again. And I will have to do the origami once more, because of making the pattern longer in the waist. Sometimes I wish I could take this easier. But I can't.
In the meantime I worked on the white/black jeans. Here's a sneak preview, I must buy rivets, make the buttonhole and hem. A muslin for these not so tight jeans (Mc Calls 5142) I already made some time ago, and was surprised how little I had to change. That's why this is now an easy project, the only nasty thing was the continuous change of white and black thread.