Skirt turns into top

This afternoon I made this top out of an old skirt, I really liked the material. Basically I made the pattern from a top I had already, using the basic shape then adding my own touches to make it unique, I am delighted with the results.


Knee length wrap over skirt.



one of a kind top.

The skirt I bought in a charity shop for 2 euros, now I have a lovely top what a bargain.

Top turns into bag

Really enjoyed this project have not done anything like this for ages. Made a drawstring bag out of a strappy top. It helped I found an old strap off another bag and it just clipped on.

Just cut the top to make it square, fold in half and sew. I used the straps for the drawstring.



cut top where I have.


Tote Bag – New from old



Well today I made a tote bag from two  skirts that do not fit anymore. This is something I have been wanting to do for a while, but kept putting it off, too much trouble to get the sewing machine out. Really glad I did , I enjoyed making the bag and it was very easy.

I found the pattern on
  It took me about 2 hours, but I am pleased with the result. There are so many different ways to adapt the pattern, I might try a patch work bag next time.