This was the first bag I made where I really realized I could go through my closet and recycled every piece of clothing that I love but never wore. I always adored this pretty plaid print but the skirt never fit very well despite my many alterations. So I cut it up and turned into something I could use all the time. I lined it with the snail pocket on my Grandmother's old, pink, terrycloth beach dress that I took home when she died. At the time I had no idea what I would use it for but I knew it was too cute to let go to waste. After it became the lining to this bag it occurred to me that most people probably had similar sentimental items in their closets that maybe they'd want to make better use of, too!