I finished my edging last night, and it is the perfect length!
My plan is to lay the tatting on top of the fabric. I know that the edging blends in with the fabric, but that's the look I want for this piece. I want a detail that isn't obvious. I want my friends to look at my purse and admire it, and then suddenly discover that there is tatting.
I have enough fabric to make another purse, and I think I'll make that one with a solid color so that the tatting is a bit more obvious.
All in all, I'm very pleased with what I've done so far. Now, where did I put those zippers?