The finished product. The thrift-store skirt has yielded a unique zippered purse, embellished with textured buttons and a bit of faux fox fur. (Aunt Broccoli insists that it’s not faux fox or faux anything but a direct gift from Mr. Sciurus or Ms. Procyon. And no, she did not pull the tail off the unfortunate varmint, but found the fur swatch under a tree in the park. Photograph by Jennifer Getsinger.