I finished this bag. It's patent leather with an embossed alligator design. I chose a heavy lining that looks like embossed leather-only it is a cotton blend. The bag turned out pretty well- i love the pattern shape (from a bag I saw at Walmart, way back when i used to shop there), so i am now repeating it in blue leather with a gorgeous batik lambskin bird design on the front.
|i know, it's upside down....|
(....and THANK YOU, Lorri Scott, for this beautiful piece of hand dyed batik leather!)
|CU of Bird|
I also made the lining too long, and since the leather pockets were already sewn in, the only way to make it fit was to shorten it at the top....doing this made the leather facing too long and partially covering the corner of one pocket, so the facing cannot be tacked down the way i like, nice and smooth. What else? The cell phone pocket on the side was probably not the best idea for a semi-stiff leather.....
|cell phone pocket- please ignore the Hawaiian fabric on the left - it is not part of the purse.....|
So this purse has its flaws - inherent in anything handmade - but i am learning a lot and working for more perfection.....ah well!
|very cool- yes?|
I am also working on a wire sculpture. It is a bird with human hand wings.
......I will encase it in......
...and then seal that.
I'll keep you posted........