12/1/09

LEATHER BABY, PART II

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Ok, Wait. How long did I work in a fully functioning, fully equipped, fully leather-friendly studio? Nearly 6 years was it? And how is it that I'm only just NOW, in my house, with my poor little domestic machine and my total lack of all necessary tools, discovering the joys of leatherwork?

Well, I never said I was smart.

And it's not that I lacked the desire to work with leather before but I certainly lacked the time. Also, I was discouraged simply because I knew the costs involved with making leather clothing meant we could never afford to produce the actual garments (or indeed sell them). Making clothes is expensive, yo!
But that's all changed now that I only have to make things for myself.

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So I draped this leather bustier. HA! Not only is it my first leather garment, it's my first draped one too. Yes, I've been a stuck-in-the-dark-ages flat pattern drafter until now, but all that's about to change.
I'm not entirely sure about the realistic wearability of this piece. Can I breathe? Not really. Do I care? Not really. I could, however, flit seamlessly between my sewing room and mad max (or any northside bar for that matter). That's important.
Anyway, a good start, though next time I'll stay away from skin-tight.

6 comments:

charlotte falk said...

Although the skin-tight factor might be an issue, this piece would be amazing for layering too.

Love it!

Raymond E. Biesinger said...

Nice, nice, and mean. Please don't beat me up when I get home.

XOXOXOO,
R.

Fiona said...

looks fierce, liz!

Sara said...

sewing room to mad max to northside bar! haha! awesome!!!!

Genevieve said...
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Bree said...

THAT IS AMAZING!!!

last comment today I swear.