My husband and I planned on visiting his mom Joan last week. Unfortunately, I ended up sick and had to postpone the trip. Joan, this is in the mail for you, so the post will be a surprise before the present!
I’m at my BSF’s house complaining that I just can’t find the perfect spring fabric for this purse. I turn around in her sewing room, see this skirt hanging up and exclaim, “something like that!” Since Debra was using this thrift shop skirt for a refashion to fit her little granddaughter, she gave me a panel.
Basically this is just a full length skirt panel that I lined. Then I added the gathering to the wide part (the hem). So the width worked with side seams. Before closing it all up just add a snap, any embellishments, and voilà, a cute special occasion purse!
As an aside, a fellow blogger made a nice courier bag with a leather skirt, the same week as I was making this purse. Check out the post here.
Happy Easter Joan!
And thank you for putting a link to my blog on your post. I guess that’s a “pingback”. Cool 🙂
Lovely. Lucky mother-in-law!
Nice. There’s a lot of fabric in a skirt like that.