It used to be.
Let me just say, it was a really pretty skirt – if I do say so myself.
The fabric is vintage. I’ve been carting it around the world in various forms for twenty years, give or take. It’s honest-to-goodness Indonesian batik, from Indonesia. The country where they make Indonesian batiks. Not the other place.
I bought the fabric when we lived in Jakarta. That’s in Indonesia, you know. The colors are traditional, and you can tell it is handmade because it’s not perfect.
Here’s the zipper side of it posing with a couple of my bougainvillea plants. The plants are showing off. They like to do that.
The border print, when it was a skirt, ran up the front wrap. I wish I would have taken a photo before I annihilated it with scissors.
The pattern is the Date Night Purse by Dog Under My Desk. What a great name for a pattern company. Of course I made a few modifications, because that’s how I roll. Plus I wanted to show off my awesome fabric. Those of you that like to repurpose and recycle, yahoo because I used every single scrap of that skirt. Between this purse and the matching wallet…
Now I’m thinking that more of my wardrobe should have a makeover. Because my fabric collection is not nearly big enough to keep me busy.
That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. Stay crafty, my friends.