I think this may be my favorite thing i have ever made!
I made it from my Girl Scouts uniform
(so this is vintage 1970s material)
the lovely green polyester is the jumper dress
(it already had the pleat -
i just cut straight across under the armpits
and took out the hem- sewed the bottom together straight across
and squared the bottom)
i wanted to use my uniform shirt for the lining, but there just wasn't enough
and i didn't really want the bag to be smaller
so i used the green trefoil shirt as straps
(on the left front handle, you can maybe see the little shirt pocket)
oh yeah - and that is a little thingy with my girl scouts pins on it!!!
i thought it would be lonely without the uniform!!
again - i just cut it straight across the armpits
and cut that in half to make two straps
i put a 1 1/2 inch strip of felt in each
to make the handles a little sturdier
(it was thin cotton material and i think i wore this uniform for over a year)
so then i needed a lining
(ooooh i love this)
so i used this fabric i so love and hadn't decided what to do with
and used a leftover piece of the back of the jumper
to make a pocket
and i thought it was sad to lose the little girl scouts tag
so i sewed it on the pocket!!!
i'm giving it to my cousin
(a belated birthday present)
because we're going to start a daisy troop
including my daughter
and my cousin wasn't a girl scout as a child
so she said she wished she had "more history" with the program
so this can be her history!!!
it's a lot better than sitting in a box in the basement !!!
(i did keep my sash full of badges, though)