This is absolutely fabulous. I LOVE how you used the cuffs for the inside pocket, and I can see the button holes on the back loops…such fun nods to the shirt’s previous life. Love the patchwork and all that stitching, wow! I bet you’ll get a ton of compliments on it when you’re out and about this summer!
Ahhh I love this idea for a closure, I will have to keep it in mind (I’m planning a new summer bag too, woot). Does it seem fiddly or pretty quick/simple to adjust each time? Great job on the bag, hope you get lots of joy and use out of it!
Fan-frikken-tastic! I’d want to wear this on the front so I could see it all the time, lol.
From the other convo about your jacket, I like how the lightest stitches show up the most. The contrast of light, dark, and blendy-similar tone/value is very cool though, makes the eye want to look closer. Beautiful work.
Thank you for pointing that out. I think I found new fabrics(I will post them later). Once they arrive I am going to test yellow and white with regular embroidery thread before ordering sashiko thread.
What an amazing transformation! I love that you took something you found ‘hideous’ and lovingly created a completely new and different item from it. The patchwork gives it such a fun and colorful look and the stitching is a visual treat! The cuff pocket is super creative and I really like the vintage safety pin closure! I hope you get a lot of use out of it this summer and that it brings a smile to your face each time you take it out!