A well worn brown jumper-type dress had seen better days. It had wonderful buttons and unusual button loops. I challenged myself to recycle the dress.
Sketch of purse
hand carved stampThe dress was cut up to fit pattern pieces then stamped with fabric paints. Notice how the button loops were integrated into the design. Pattern pieces were seamed together. The resulting fabric was placed over felt and machine quilted. Facings were used for the shoulder straps. Buttons hand stitched into place. Side seams stitched to complete the purse and lined with a complementary fabric.