Look! Up in the sky! It’s a skirt!

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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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