Friday, April 24, 2009

Sewing for a Client!

Well, I'm terribly excited. I just finished a bag for a jet-setting client in Ohio. Understand that when I say client, I usually mean friend. But it sounds more sophisticated to say client doesn't it? Said client saw a bag she liked on the Face Book page and asked if I could do something similar. Now, truth be told, I don't like making the same the bag more than once. I rationalized that since the lining and button would be different, it is not the same bag. So, I wiped the sweat from my brow and began the process of sewing the client's blue and brown clutch. And since I'm telling the truth, I had already started a couple of days ago and just had to put on the finishing touches. I feel better now that I've told the truth. Client wishes that I not reveal her name for fear of being mobbed on the street begging for a look at the ChaBanks clutch. Okay, that's a lie. But the bag will be seen all over the eastern U.S. in the next few months so that makes me feel good. I hope she whips the bag out at least 30 times a day.

Here I am about to start sewing the outer fabric to the inner lining. I don't always use pins, but I wanted to look like that I know what I'm doing.

Here's a pic of the finished ChaBanks bag. I like that the outside is a little subdued and the inside is mega wild. It makes me smile.
Here's another staged pic of the not quite finished bag on top of some of my buttons. I just wanted to show off some of my buttons. The button on this bag is a big shiny rhinestone...cause the client likes to razzle-dazzle sometimes. I won't use the word "bling" cause I'm kinda tired of that word.
Here's a shot of the mega wild lining. Well, I realize now that the lining isn't that mega wild but it is still more wild than the outer fabric. It sure is cute though.

On a side note...The Bobby and I joined Roommate Tim, and friends Sarah, Jeff, and Tori for the opening night of Sculpted Bodies: An Evening of Dance by the University of Central Florida Conservatory Theatre. Roommate Tim teaches there and choreographed the opening piece in the show. Now, I know Roommate Tim is an exceptional choreographer and the piece he did was utterly amazing. So sophisticated and beautiful. He's amazing!


Margaret-Ellen Jeffreys said...

I can only imagine said jet-setting Ohio client will be thrilled. In fact, I bet she's gonna stand by the mailbox until it comes. Soon, you can say jet-setting NYC client, that'll sound even better. AND rumor has it, said client got a new chic little green cell phone today that is just dying to have a fabulous new home. (I love it; can't wait!!)

Miss M.J. Ma'am said...

Wow, love your work! Do you have a website where you sell? Found your spot through Pioneer Woman. Very nice work you do; hope you get more space, but you sure seem to do very well with what you have!