In thrift stores you can find wonderful clothes. You only need to rummage through thousand piles and hangers and not be too precise in what are you looking for. Call it «serendipity mood» or the hunger for making unespected discoveries.
I was looking for soft leather. I started with Guerrisol (one of the least expensive second hand stores in Paris) but the offer is not so extensive for real leather. I ended up finding this ’80 style jacket whose front folds have immediately convinced me. Leaving the store, I knew exactly what I was going to do.
I started by cutting off the sleeves, removing shoulder pads and then I sewed the holes in order to get a rounded bag.
I moved the button from top to waist, also the eyelet and added a security clip inside.
I then turned the jacket upside down to get a wrap skirt with a tie at the waist. Even the pockets are at their appropriate position. A leather skirt for 10 euro and a sewing afternoon, it is difficult to be more effcient.