Skirt No More

Thanks so much for your nice words about the skirt. I thought the length was barely okay with tights, but I was hoping for a year-round skirt -- and in humid Ohio weather leggings are not a year-round garment!

I wore the skirt to work on Thursday and I had a couple of problems. It would ride up slightly, making it more than a little too short, and I chose to use home dec weight fabric for the contrast so the pleats would NOT stay closed. By the end of the day I looked like a crazy cheerleader.

So before I could change my mind I ripped apart the skirt and reassembled the main parts into a bag (Thanks to Michelle for the idea!!). I wanted to grab a couple of pictures before I carried it to work tomorrow, I'll try to get a shot later while wearing it for scale.

I kept the invisible zipper on the back so I could open the narrow top of the bag, slide in my laptop, and close it back up.

Just in time to take on the airplane this week! We leave Wednesday for a spring break trip to San Antonio and Austin. That is, of course, if I have my students' final projects graded by Tuesday. It's hard to concentrate around here, Jaxon desires constant attention. In fact, he is lounging in my lap as I type this.

And just to prove my point, as I was trying to plan our trip to Texas on the phone with Courtney, I let Jaxon "decorate" me.

My student turn in their projects tomorrow morning. Wish me luck!


BaileyGirl5 said...

I hate to ask, but .... are those pantyliners?!?!

The bag is awesome! I'm so impressed by the zipper.

The WoodLand School said...

I *love* that you photographed and posted the decorations! You're my hero!

And the bag-nee-skirt is darling ... can't wait to see it. But how will you manage your crazed cheerleader look?

Jackie said...

Are you decorated with what I think you're decorated with?!

The bag looks fantastic!

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- are those what I think they are LOL??? Very cool purse -- I love how you kept the zipper intact!!!

KQuiltyBee said...

I'd say the skirt was definitely redeemed. Nice transformation. Have a good trip.

Anonymous said...

An inspired idea to go from skirt to bag. Well done!

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