You know that really awesome piece of clothing that you can’t live without but then you start… expanding… then it’s a little too small. Then it gets a stain. Now there’s a hole in the zipper. Oh, darn it – now your favorite skirt is a weird, swiss-cheese sausage casing that you try to wriggle in to once a week with no luck.
I finally parted with my favorite red corduroy skirt, and I’m glad I did. I donated it to Malaika of Hand Me Down Designs and she made a fantastic Fall bag out of it (see picture above). The skirt was cut on the bias and I love that that shows in the body of the skirt, with the contrast of having it run vertically up the strap. Great browns were added – it’s so cool to see my favorite skirt renewed and possibly someone new’s favorite bag!
Great job, Malaika – keep up the good work!
If you’re interested in donating your weird, swiss-cheese sausage casing clothes (or just ones you’re tired of) to Malaika to give them a new life shoot me a note and I will get you her contact information, or you can convo her on Etsy. Making old in to new is a sense of satisfaction only topped by the fact she gives you a coupon for a $5 credit to her shop when you donate a bag of clothes!