I am now in the process of attaching the purse frame.
First I turned in, gathered, pressed and basted the top of the pouch, here the back and the lining:
Next step was to stitch these together at the top.
I cut a piece of stiff plastic (white) to fit exactly in the grove of the frame, inserted it in between the back and the lining and pressed that curve into the grove of the frame..
While keeping the fabric in place with the white plastic it is now my intention to stitch the frame to the black back. it will be tricky, so please wish me good luck!