Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I made this bag in class and I'm very proud of it! It's the second project so far - the 1st one was a pencil case which I'll probably show in a later post.
I wanted to make a bag that I would actually use and we had to embellish it in some way in order to get a passing grade. I was trying to avoid a crafty homemade look so I cut a piece of leather, put gold lame underneath, handstitched around the edge and put silver studs in each corner. I used the lining fabric for the handles , then added a grosgrain ribbon to give it more strength. I used iron on fusing for both the outer fabric and lining again for strength and longevity.
Now I'm just waiting to get paid again so I can buy more fabric and make more bags.
Monday, August 3, 2009
I have been extremely busy lately because I'm studying fashion design and garment construction at tafe. I'm in my element playing around with fabrics and making stuff - it's ace :)
I love these Steve Madden shoes, they're on sale now for $149 although i'd be happy to find any shoes in this design. The heel isn't too high or narrow and i"m liking the envelope style too.