This Lovely lady Bonnie gave me a box full of clothes to remake, or refashion into whatever my heart desired. I found this shirt/jacket in there, and fell in love with the print.
Jacket or a shirt?
Beautiful print! Thick linen material.
It had these nice deep pockets on the front. This sparked an idea. so I started my research.....
I think a bag in in order. so I searched a few free patterns on the web, and made my own bag pattern.
This is what I came up with.
First of come the sleeves. I used a seam ripper to gently pick them off.
(I saved the sleeves.)
Then I folded the shirt in half with the buttons down the front on the fold.
I put my pattern on top and cut.
Snip! I realized then and there that the negative space was similar to the shape I cut out!
MY WHEELS WERE-A-TURNIN'!
I trimmed up the second shape. It was just a little bit smaller, but that will work to my advantage!
this is what it looked like opened up. You will have 4 pieces like this.
I sewed them both up inside out, and then turned them right side out.
Close up of the pocket, that started it all.....
I stuck the small one inside the larger one, sewed the handles together,
and sewed the to bags together on the seams.
Voila! A bag!!!! ( And a Diva!)
It turned out to be an amazing hippie type bag with 3 sections and two outside pockets!
The front buttons go up the handle!!!