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Sunday, January 25, 2015
Silk Skirt to Elegant Evening Bag
.One of my latest transformations has been to take this way too
skinny silk beaded skirt and turn it into an elegant evening bag. Here is the finished product.
.It all started with a skirt that was gorgeous but it was too tight. I
had planned to make 2 bags but the bottom beaded portion did not allow
for 2 of them big enough to make the proper size bag. This was because
the skirt itself was uneven from side to side.
.I closed the bottom and the side seam first. Then I used the center
section of the skirt to create the lining and a tab closure. The
lining is the wrong side of the skirt fabric, and I purchased the
cording and the frog closure for finishing. It was all pinned and sewn
together in one step. Here it is ready to sew the lining closed and
turn it to the inside.