I really enjoyed making this bag and it's been glued to my shoulder all summer. I picked up a kitschy embroidered skirt at a flea market for a dollar and immediately knew what it was going to be and even what lining fabric I planned to use. Unfortunately I do not have a pic of the skirt before I started cutting (I always forget that step). It was a straight skirt in a brushed poly fabric, similar to parachute fabric - light and sturdy. The bottom of the skirt had a gaudy embroidered tiger - so cute! The back pocket had more embroidery. Anyway, here is the result:
The front flap was the bottom half of the skirt. The adjustable swivel shoulder strap is repurposed from an old discarded shoulder bag I had for years. I lined the bag with this loud pink, orange and black cotton print - the lining sticks up over the top - looks a bit like a guy with his boxers showing (very street).
Inside the zip fly I added a pouch pocket for my keys. It looks a little rude when I reach for them.
The back pocket of the skirt becomes my cell phone pocket. I left a bit of the lining peeking out between the top of the bag and the flap - I like that detail a lot! Inside the bag I added another pocket for pens and other junk. It's really roomy and light weight and all nice and washable!
So this is my current favorite bag and I will never be able to make another one exactly like it. I made a few similar afterward (to sell) but this one really is my favorite.