Vintage dress to new purse

Bought this dress at a thrift store with every intention of wearing it.  Afterall, the size said it was 12/14. 

But after seeing that it was bearly 20" wide I (with the help of my FB friends) came to the conclusion it was for a young girl; not a grown woman. So... Lovely grey silk... hum......

I needed to make a new purse anyhow. 

Kept the kickpleat as the front of the purse.

yummy Alexander Hendry Orange to pop the inside! 
Learned how to install the magnet closure

Used the botton placket as the 'feet' of the purse
and used a vintage faceted black button from my mom's collection for the front. 
I love my new purse! 


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