When we were in Melbourne last month, The Duke bought a new suit. Before we left the store it was packed onto hangers and placed in a suit bag.
These bags are fairly lightweight plastic and we now have at least 3 of them at home. They are convenient if you are taking a suit when flying interstate but I would never store clothes in them as the plastic does not allow any air to circulate and the clothes would be mouldy in no time.
We are going on holidays next week and will be travelling by car for a couple of weeks. The suit will be packed as we have a wedding to attend in the latter part of the trip so I decided I wanted something better than a plastic bag.
First, I removed the zipper to re-use in the new bag. Then I used the existing bag as a pattern. I made the new bag somewhat longer so that is able to hold a dress as well. Thanks to the generosity of a friend I have several metres of poly cotton fabric, some of which was perfect for my project.
Here is the suit in the finished bag.
All zipped up and ready to go.
We now have a breathable carry bag/dust cover for special occasion clothes and another piece of plastic has been eliminated from our home.
What a great idea. I hate plastic bags over clothes and never understood why people think storing them that way makes sense.