As much as I loved this skirt, it was just not meant to be. Its promising pattern wasn't matched by its unflattering figure, sadly. I was going through my closet with plans of saying goodbye to a few pieces, when it hit me that this skirt would make a lovely purse. Here's how I did it..
Supplies: skirt, scissors, sewing machine. First, begin creating the strap of the purse by cutting off the hem of the skirt. I cut off 4 1/2 inches. Then, cut it straight across so that it's no longer a hoop but a long strip. Fold it to where the outside is facing in, and sew all along the edges. Flip it inside and iron it flat, creating the strap for the purse. Next, begin making the base of the purse by turning the skirt inside out and sewing the hem shut. Flip it right side out and it should look like a pouch. Lastly, sew on the straps by folding 1/4 inch under and sewing a zig zag stitch in the form of a square, attaching it to the bag.
Easy as that! This project took less than 15 minutes and has a promising result. If you tackle this project, please send me a photo! I would love to see what you come up with.