Who doesn't love a make-over? My favorite part is always the before and after shots!
One of my favorite thrift stores for finding great deals on clothing is Sav-More Thrift. I bought this linen blend skirt for $1.91. I loved the embroidered detail at the hemline. I didn't buy it to wear it but I knew I wanted to "up-cycle" it. (I have nothing against thrift store clothes and if I could find a way to squeeze my ample curves into this skirt and still be able to breathe, I would totally wear it!) Just wasn't sure what to make. This morning I decided to use this free tutorial and make a cute little zippered bag for my Mom. I've used the tutorial before and liked it alot. This time I tweeked it a bit. Because I used the zipper from the skirt, I needed to cut the dimensions from 8 1/2" wide to 7 1/2" wide or my zipper wouldn't be long enough. Also because I was using a linen/rayon fabric I used fusible fleece rather lightweight interfacing because I wanted to give it a bit more body. The tutorial is super easy to follow and totally FTS. It's a great project to do if you've never sewn in a zipper before. I still have plenty of fabric left over for other projects.