This fall my son bought a hooded shirt from RetroFit similar to the one pictured here. I was not in favor of the purchase, but our exchange daughter, Mirjam was with us, and it's exactly the kind of style that she adores. All it took was one washing to render it one size too small, so Denver decided to repurpose the shirt and make a purse for Mirjam out of it as a gift for Sinter Klaas Day. Of course she loved it!
Here are all the parts we cut from the shirt to make the bag:
Here is what the inside looks like. Like the way we reused the tag?
Here is the finished bag:
Mirjam Bauer, she sat in her tower, wondering when she could come,
To America the great, for this she must wait, and say her adieus to her mum,
So she got on a plane, with pilots named Jane, and flew off to the great New York City,
But the flight course was off, and the passengers scoffed, while the pilots all laughed at so witty,
A joke they had played, to those who had stayed, aboard the flight “joke is on you”
So they headed due west, as no one had guessed, to drop off the cargo with glee,
While some had jumped ship, with chutes on the hip, they charged a substantial fee,
So Miri was stuck, to trust in her luck, and be dumped off wherever they chose.
So when she arrived, she said with a sigh, this place will do I suppose,
When she placed down her head, on the thing we call bed, she found something odd in her pillow!
Numbers were hidden, to a code that’s forbidden, unlocking the present awaiting…
Mirjam finally opens her Sinter Klaas gift:
Thank you, Mirjam! It was a wonderful 3 months!