As you know, I found a VERY expensive Pendleton knitted golf vest last weekend at a price I could not refuse.  No, I didn't purchase it to wear it - so get that thought out of your brain immediately.  :)       
     But I wanted to show you a little time line in my creative process today in transforming a new knitted vest into a one of a kind tote bag - a TygerLily original with no pattern, just rulers and a little experience under my belt.
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Pad the thing down.....
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SOOOOOOO scared to cut a sweater. YIKES!!!
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Looks like a boat.......
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It's making some progress here.....
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Pieces and parts.....
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The guts or shell...
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Realizing I'm copying my own pattern! HA! This is a larger version of my own favorite sweater remake that I carry every day.
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Do I throw the rest of the vest away? Is that being wasteful? tee hee
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A little TygerLily wooden dangle for fun....
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Finished but for the hand stitching around the inside top.
Hopefully this looks like a visual tutorial with limited sub-titles.  It's almost finished - handwork is all that is left.  But this old dog is tired.  This one wore me to a frazzle.  But I accomplished something, and it's my own design.  

Until we meet again...............
 


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03/05/2011 19:30

What's it look like at the top? Maybe you could use it for a wallet, or zippered pouch...

The bag is awesome! and the handles are perfect!

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03/06/2011 05:14

I never thought of that! You are brilliant! There is enough neckline leftover with that cool white stripe to make a matching something-or-other. Thank you - I was just too tired to think further last night. :)

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03/06/2011 06:55

Friends don't let friends waste Pendleton sweater scraps! Maybe stick a little tab on it that can attach it to the inside of the bag, or a longer velcro loop that can hitch to the handle so it doean't get lost in the bottom! oooh the possibilities are endless!

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