Added Jul 19, 2009
Los Angeles, Cal...
So I started off my adventures into sewing by taking some classes at my local community college. The whole group, men included, had to make a very unflattering A line skirt in a size 14. I bought some pretty cheap brown cotton to make the skirt as it was clearly going to be something for practice and not for wear. I downloaded the messenger bag pattern and decided that I wanted to make it in a practice fabric before tackling it in this lovely cordoroy that I had found so out came the seam ripper on the brown skirt and with the fabric remnants that I also had left I was able to fashion this brown bag which I do actually use. I lined it with an old sheet and made some little pockets to go inside too
Brown cotton and an old cotton sheet
My very patient sewing teacher at LACC whose insistence that I made a size 14 A line skirt enabled me to have enough fabric to do this remake on the skirt and turn it into a bag!
Hit the city streets in adventurous looks with utilitarian details like cargo pockets and belts.
Twists on feminine classics, like a bold patterned shift dress and pants with a racing stripe.
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