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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Upcycled - From an Ugly Skirt to...........

If you have spent any time lately on my blog, you already know that this skirt is now


a Tote!!


Oh, this is a fun one! I began with a very loud skirt. 


This is a thrift store score from about six months ago.

     I paired the skirt with a funky striped sheet (another thrift store score) and some red bias tape (would you believe it? Another thrift store score).


I think that this fabric makes a much cuter tote than a skirt. Are those green dinosaurs on there?

I seriously love the stripey fabric lining this bag! I added pockets to both sides inside the bag.

Again, I love the two fabrics together! I used the red bias tape on the straps.

This was the unintended side effect of using one long piece for the bag. The back side is upside down!


     I enjoy making my bags with one long piece, folded in half with only the sides and top sewn. But if you are using printed fabric, one side will end up being upside down. Oops!


10 comments:

Donna said...

What a terrific make-over! Yeah, that skirt is a bit much but it works so well now that is a bag!

Tammy said...

This turned out great! You might be be able to disprove the argument that two wrongs don't make a right. That skirt was certainly "wrong" and the sheet wasn't much better, but together as a tote...It's Fabulous!! Good Job!!! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

mrs.Brady said...

This is so cute and I am glad you made a tote and not wore it as a skirt, haha....I am following you now. Cute etsy shop too!!!
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Julie said...

That fabric is WAY more fun as a tote/purse! Good idea :)

www.designgivesback.com said...

Great way to turn a skirt to a functional tote! Thanks for sharing. We hope you will consider helping kids with cancer by linking into the Miracle Makeover party this coming week
at www.designgivesback.com. Together we can change things! We appreciate you.

Love,
Sherry, DGB Team

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

This post made me smile. Thanks for inspiring me and many others to even attempt this feat. Really appreciate that you linked up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

Bunny Jean said...

Well now I will know what to do with the wrong size skirt that has a great pattern...

I host a party on Wednesdays that is a showcase for bloggers with less than 500 followers.... and I would like to invite you! (the linky is open now)

xoxo BunnyJean @ BunnyJean's Decor and More!
www.BunnyJeansDecorAndMore.blogspot.com

I am # 141 in the Met Monday party.

Sarah @ This Crazy Blessed Life said...

Greeat job! And I love the back part...it's reality right?

Thanks for linking up to the Sew Chic Upcycling week

Tanya Anurag said...

Great job! Though, I would say, I'd like the skirt as well.

We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-2-and-features.html

Tanya Anurag said...

Thanks for linking up at Tea-Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Your post added to the celebration. Party for this week is going on now. Hope to see you there.

http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-3-and-features.html