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vergaminic
« on: February 01, 2011 12:43:03 PM »

I got these horrendous leather pants at a local thrift store...  (don't know exact amount... but less than $20 for sure)




The zipper pull was replaced with a piece of masking tape, and the hem was cut to the desired length.

I wanted to transform them into some sort of handbag inspired by the woman to whom they used to belong. 
I've never met her, in fact I have absolutely no idea who she is, but couldn't help but think that she must own a Harley.  (What motorcycle chick doesn't own leather pants???)  And what Harley-woman doesn't love FRINGE?!? 




Also wanted to put a bit of a modern spin on it, so I added the goofy side panels because I'm currently loving the whole architectural clothing trend on the runways.



I drafted an original pattern for the purse, then cut apart the pants and traced the pattern onto the pants.  Then cut everything out, assembled it all together, added fringe, lining, straps, and VOILA!



The lining came from my fabric stash, and the chain for the straps came from an old necklace.

Thanks for looking  Grin
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aisy
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011 12:49:47 PM »

this is gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011 01:21:44 PM »

I adore this.
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sheriffkarli
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011 05:17:49 PM »

Its so pretty, i never would have guessed it came from something so ugly!
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AngelKrafter
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011 08:39:19 PM »

I love it. I am a handbag person and I would have never thought to make one with a pair of pants. Awesome job. Love the fringe.
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011 09:03:00 PM »

This bag is so awesome! I can't believe that came from ugly leather pants either..  I know so many people who would rock that bag Smiley

p.s. I love the lining
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fluffypants
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2011 04:47:42 AM »

This is so cool! Such a neat shape to the ends.
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snapdragon274
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2011 05:26:38 AM »

wow it's amazing!
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SMLounsbury
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2011 06:16:28 AM »

Wow.  It really looks like something you'd find in a department store.
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cherry_blossom55
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2011 12:35:36 PM »

Holy eff, AWESOME! I actually WANT this bag. Hardcore. It's incredible. I'm wisting it lol!

Also, I just broke a nail trying to hold down the shift key while typing Sad
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