Turning an Old Skirt Into a Reversible Bag – April Stash Bust Continues
April 13, 2010
My sister Jene’ had a birthday eleven days ago, and finally this weekend I got to making her gift. I know what you’re thinking. Better late then never though, right? And don’t worry, I don’t think she reads the blog, so our secret is still safe.
Before starting Jene’s project, I first had to come up with an idea. And can I just stop here for a moment and say that I’m really enjoying the “April Stash Bust” this month. Every time I go through my drawers of fabric and supplies, to coordinate a project, stories flood out of those drawers and overwhelm me with wonderful memories. It seems each piece of fabric has a story behind it. What a beautiful thing. Unexpectedly, this has been my favorite part of the “bust” so far.
While collecting supplies for Jene’s gift, I opened one of my drawers where I keep old clothes that I hope to re-purpose one day. Old sweaters, dresses, skirts, shirts of Josh’s –and out of that drawer jumped a small, black, velvet miniskirt with tassels. I picked this hot little number up at a clothing-swap a few months back. A good friend of mine has these clothing swaps tri-annually where she invites a bunch of great woman that she knows from all areas of her life. We all gather at her house and dump out our unwanted clothes in multiple rooms. From there we basically drink wine, eat good food, and go treasure hunting among all the unwanted items. And at the end of the night, we bag up all the leftovers and bring them to a Goodwill. During this stage, I usually salvage once more through the items to see if any might inspire a future sewing project. Can you believe no one wanted this skirt?