I deconstructed the skirt and managed to salvage a super cool hidden zipper as well as the fabric I'll be using for my bag. I decided on yellow for the lining. Sorry, my photos don't do justice...the fabric is really nice. I cut out my pieces for the bag and lining, but I'll have to make a run to the fabric store to buy some interfacing before I can do much more. Hopefully, I will get the rest of my supplies purchased tomorrow and complete the bag by the weekend. I'll keep you posted!
During my websurfing today, I did come across a few great tutorials. The first will actually help me with the bag I started today because it deals with pleats; specifically, a pleated purse, which is what my bag is. I found this tute at Modest Maven. Jodell posted some great photos of making the pleats. This is wonderful and I wish I would have found her blog when I was making the Crafty skirt because I had never made pleats before. I would have loved to have been able to SEE the pleating. The purse Jodell made is also great. Check it out.
|Modest Maven Pleated Purse|
|Deliberately Domestic Clutch Purse|