I had some spare time for a quick project the other day and decided to run up a shoulder bag from an 1950s circle skirt that I brought years ago and later decided that it wasn't the most flattering garment for me.
Although I didn't like the skirt, I love it's barkcloth fabric with an oriental design in vibrant colours. Being a circle skirt its made out of yards of fabric, so I carefully unpicked it and have plenty left over after using about quarter for the bag. I lined the bag with lime green cotton and trimmed it with a vintage dress buckle and a couple of Scottie dog buttons.
The bag has had its inaugural outing today to Berkeley Castle, where Monkeychild and I picnic'd in true vintage style with our case and a folding picnic table, which was a recent boot sale buy for £2. It was covered in some skanky old Fablon, which I tore off and replaced with some oilcloth that I had in my stash.
And here's a sneak preview of my next project...
...a revamp of my old armchair. The woodworm have been nuked; the fabric and paint have been brought, so in a week or two I hope to have it completed.