I sold my first bag on etsy!
It’s the thick brown leather bag on it’s way to Shannon in LA. Yay!
Birthday bag. Check. Here are some unofficial pictures.
I would have finished this bag ages ago if it wasn’t for this whole handle/strap mess. Things just didn’t work out the way I had planed on paper (story of my life). The handles were too long, then too short, then too stiff. I made it work. But, then, where do I put these straps? This leather is so beautifully soft that it just melts onto the table, but I want it to stand up!
Regardless of the setbacks I think it turned out pretty well. This black leather is to die for. I loved every minute of sewing it!
I really wanted to finish this bag today, but it just didn’t happen. So close. No doubt it will be done by lunch tomorrow.
Everything seems to be going surprisingly well. I haven’t even cried yet? We shall see what happens when I try to put this all together.
I literally left it in the sewing machine.
This bag will be done tomorrow and that’s a promise! Everything is cut out and ready to sew. It’s a birthday present for someone and I’m making the lining out of my 25th birthday dress.
Yep, it’s a vintage dress I re-made to fit me. It never fit quite right but, I adore the fabric. I barely had enough for the lining.
I can’t wait for it to all come together!
Here is my basically successful paper mock up.
I found the ugliest fabric I could to make the fabric mock up. Although, I like the 90’s-Miami-Golden Girls-feel to the fabric . . . it’s still hideous.
This is the amazing black leather I purchased today with one of the three billion drawings I have done of this bag.
I have been commissioned to make a bag that is “classic, yet funky.” I want to design something completely new. It’s kinda like a bag in a bag? Sometimes I do paper mock-ups to get a better understanding of what I actually want the bag to look like. I have drawn it like three million times. I just can’t seem to fully extract it from my brain! Here’s what I have so far.