So a few days ago, I got this at the thriftstore:
And I am very much in love with this
bag by Marc Jacobs, but I don't have $1200 to spend on a bag and besides, I already bought a knockoff from Aldo (which is getting pretty roughed up, so imagine that on a $1200 bag :|). So I decided, hey, what the heck, let's try and recreate it.
So about a yard of cotton broadcloth, fusable fleece, lining, zippers, and pin-pricked fingers later (oh, and the purse-making kit, which comes with the hardware and a pattern), I present you with this (I am going to heighten the suspense and show you the process
Quilting one way...
Then the other...
Twin-needles are so badass.
There is a reason why Marc Jacobs decided to make a Stam BAG and not a Stam DRESS:
Combine that with the lining and this awesome contraption:
And you finally end up with this:
The inside with enough pockets to hold my
As you can see here
, I got lazy and instead of handsewing the part that attached the purse to the hardware, I used the sewing machine. I'm going to pretend that I don't see it and you guys will do the same
I plan on handsewing it some other time. How the purse works is that there are channels at the top of the purse, and you insert those two [ rods through them, then attach them to that bear trap-looking thing, and thus you have a purse. It's not a direct copy of the Stam, but I am planning on buying a gold chain to use as a strap.
This was a first for many things for me: a purse (I'm around the Clothing forums a lot
), quilting, and zipper pockets. To be honest, I'm not sure when I'll do my next, since I think I did a lot more seam-ripping than actual sewing for this one