hello again, blogosphere
this is your process lady, returned from hiatus
to tell you a story of a party purse newly born just the other day
so here we go,
long story long
your usual kimono-obi-japan affair
although i do like-like the
borderline tacky trad-j color combos
(i said it as a compliment, for it's an
aesthetically risky hence bold move
to match colors as such)
i wanted to de-japan and
make it into something with a different flavor
first, tried insanely triumphant red-gold combo
golly gee, mighty sunny
then naturally, a little toning down occurred
wrong side started looking right as well...
decided on silver and red
victorious enough but not so much so that
it'd steamroller the bag carrier
cut in strips, ready to be stitched together
can you envision how this will look when put together?
oh, by the way,
stitch a little "in"
so that no black/ gold will show up at seams
although i have "party" in mind
i wanted to make it
not too elegant
not too ritzy
not too formal
nor too presentable
no man's land of bag-making
circles, what for?
yes those are to go on the both end of cylinder shape
then came a mishap...
ow what's with those corners?
not the look i was after
this is when i gave up and gone to bed
during sleep i was granted
an insight, and the will to go on
that's a winning combination
now that i know what to do...
about to take them apart and
do the right thing
see, this is what was causing the boxy ridges
the brown "interfacing" material
was fused after all were assembled
creating texture differences
where interfacing was not directly applied
with renewed enthusiasm i ironed interfacing cut in strips
on each red-silver strips to provide even backing
redoing stitches, and doing it better than before
zipper(s), straps and trimmings
determine the look of the bag
or so i say, so i picked the...
sage-mint coil zipper
just because something clicked "yes!"
shortening it clumsily
no, that's not blood stain
thank you for your concern tho
about to sew it on then i saw the unignorable
can you tell, the stripes not meeting?
i can't get no inner clicking
(that "yes!" thing i told you about)
... it looks like this!
by the way, speaking of meticulous,
look closer until you see...
(hint: colors of the stitches)
let's get choosy on straps
in fact, i already decided on this when
i picked that zipper but
why not show you why i say not red
what do you think?
which one's better,
horizontal, vertical or diagonal?
added red trim and now i'm good to go
what, how big is the bag?
if there were 5 process ladies...
will we have the dress making process sped up by 5 times
or a beach just a little crowded?
the answer's blowin' in the wind my friend
thanks for your visit!