None of those adjectives seem to fit the bill. I'd go with....blech. The beaded embellishment of my vision looked ridiculous on it. The construction was mediocre to say the best of it. I blame the super thick wool, the lack of handbag construction experience, my cruddy old cheap sewing machine. Whatever. Here is the vision.... A long rectangular bag with a half moon flap, lined with vintage linen, and embellished with the most beautiful beaded dangly thing I thrifted.. this thing:
The dangly thing-y doesn't really go with the shotty craftmanship of the bag. I don't know if there is any saving of this orange monstrosity... give me a fricken' idea already. I'm fresh out.
|Pointy edges, too short of a flap. Blah.|
|Extra thick felted sweater + older cheap machine = crappy construction detail. Blah.|
But on an up note...
The cashmere creativity train has pulled into the station. With two of the lovliest color of cashmere I have found to date, I made four things:
|Cashmere Cowl with coordinating thrifted cotten lining|
|Cashmere Fingerless gloves in progress...|
|Cashmere Scarf of gorgeousness...|
|You want to touch it, don't you...|
|OMG!! 72" of luxury right there.|
So, as artists, whether we are knitters, sewers, upcyclers, whatever... We take the good with the bad, right? And sometimes the bad is very, very bad. But the good can be very, very soft.
Off to work! I have a pile of cashmere and wool that needs work.
And- everyone give a shout out to Rex; he found me some lovely pieces that could become my very first design involving wool suiting... Any ideas?