A friend gave me the shirt I used to make the flap on the bag on the right. It was around the time the movie “The Girl with the Pearl Earring” came out. I loved the shirt because it reminded me of the scene in the movie when Vermeer shows “the girl” his paint pigments. I think I actually drooled when I saw the indigo. I also remember Vermeer’s indigo jacket. I searched for that color in yarn and fabric for months after. I wanted a jacket like Vermeer’s. The shirt was the closest I ever came to finding it. (my photo is a poor representation of the true color) It is linen and has shrunk with many washings and I loved using most of it in this bag. I’m glad it lives on.