Monday, February 27, 2012

Everything Old is New Again

What do you think
this denium vest, probably from the 90's
and this denium valance from the same era
might equal?

This purse, of course.
I cut up the vest and just barely had enough (with a little creative piecing) for the outside and strap.
This is supposed to be the front, according to the pattern.
But, I really like this side too!
This was a tie on the back of the vest, that I had just taken off and set aside.
Then I decided to try it here and I loved it.
You know me by now, I love to use every little scrap
and I did!
I had to piece the front and back, so I put the piece right in the middle and made mock French Seams, so it looks like it was on purpose. Well, at least I think sew.
As for the denium valance I showed you above, it was perfect for the lining.
But I had enough  of the vest to make divided pockets for both sides.
It is always so difficult to show the inside of a purse.

Mr. SS was impressed, but just doesn't get why I would make a purse from a vest.
I tried to explain my excitement for making something new out of something old.
(And...using up every little scrap)

I snapped the pictures a couple of days ago when we were having beautiful sunny weather. The tree is a fruitless plum, that we really had to trim back when me moved the RV small cottage a few weeks ago. I was really excited to see all the blossoms. I was worried it might go into shock.
Anyway, it is just outside my studio door and all I had to do was stand on the step and hang the purse up for pictures.

I am linking up with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
for Metamorphis Monday

God is Good!!
Life is Good!!


Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Beverly,
Thank you so much for the get well really is a werid thing this Bell's Palsy.
You just always amaze me with your talent. I love the purse its absolutley adorable and I would carry it with pride. I bet you get a lot of comments on it when you carry it shopping. Its just the best way to repurpose fabric. I love to repurpose fabric too, it makes for a fun project.
Have a sweet week full of sweet moments. Big hugs, Elizabeth

Michelle said...

So cute! Great way to repurpose!

Nancy B said...

Oh, you are so clever! The purse is darling and what a fun way to repurpose. I'm still trying to make a purse from scratch!! :) Love the photo, too.

Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

The purse is so cute. You are amazingly creative and you have such a fun time sewing. Your photo was so creative too. A few days ago I took photos of our plum tree too. Creative minds thinking alike. At least we aren't losing our Thanks for sharing.

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

What a cute purse and to think it was a repurposed vest! You are very clever.

Anonymous said...

I like that tree decoration. It is very pretty. It looks like a purse.

Creations By Cindy said...

Love the makeover. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

luvtoquilt said...

Well, you've done it again, Beverly. Your creativity is amazing! Love the purse!

Susy said...

I don't know when or how, but your blog was absent from my list of favorites. Time to catch up! Hope all is well. xo

Linda said...

Now you are one clever gal!! Not that I doubted it before...but that is just too cute!!