Monday, March 2, 2009

Pink and Black on White

Here is what I spent my weekend doing.

This is the latest custom order. My client chose the material and then gave it to me to work with. She told me what she'd like and I had a ball molding three different fabrics into 5 little spring bags. She even lent me her favorite bags to use for sizing and pleating ideas.

Now she just needs some hot pink and black tee shirts and she'll be all set for spring and summer.

You know, this project has been making me think. I've recently had a few requests from people to work with vintage material that they have or material they ran across on a shopping trip. I really love this idea of making something new and beautiful out of something old or tired or unused any longer. (Of course this material in the picture was new, but she found it and fell in love with it, I only supplied lining materials and hardware, and the labor of course!) Maybe I'll think about using this recycle angle to see if people want to recycle old dresses, table cloths, vintage linens, favorite but battered clothes into new bags that they'd use more frequently.

What do you think? Is this a good idea?

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I think this is a great idea - especially when it comes to Wedding Gowns. Mine has been shoved to the back of the closet, but I'd love to have something wonderful made of it which I could keep out and about.