Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Custom Made

I recently had my first custom order experience on Etsy. A buyer fell in love with a bag I had made a looooong time ago (before I discovered the joys of magnetic snaps, lol) and wanted one for herself. Of course it was a remnant and I had no more of the fabric. I began to look through my stash and take pictures of fabric combinations that exited me...then I had to step back and realize that EVERYONE does not want their bag to scream, lol. I tend to gravitate towards very "on purpose" colors and patterns. So when I found a combination that fit my customer, I was initially disappointed at how "regular" it would be. However, after I finished the bag, I was surprisingly pleased and satisfied with how it came out: The bag she originally liked has been modified into my WHIPLASH style. The addition of pleats at the bottom make it deceptively roomy. It has two flap welt pockets on the outside, perfect for carrying a cell phone, metro pass, MP3 player, or other small items that you need quick access to. Inside there is an ample zippered pocket and a key holder strap. It closes with a magnetic snap.

I love how classy it looks and will be opened to creating other "toned down" styles. I will admit that the flap detail was my contribution of "flair". She absolutely loved the bag, which gave me such a relief (I am a worry wart, what can I say). This was an awesome custom experience and I want to thank Dana in NC for helping me explore my "less loud" side!

3 comments:

Yan Tan said...

HEY HUNN JUST STOPPING BY SHOWING SOME LOVE TO YOUR BLOG...VERY INTERESTING...WE LOVE IT!! : )



**YANTAN**


COME STOP BY SOMETIME.. ;-P

Yan Tan said...

No problem hunn...n thank u for stopping by as well.. you know you can get back on that natural side : )...it will be fun...let us know if you ever decide to do it again we would love to help!!

keep in touch...

**yantan**

Eklectik Funk Boutique said...

I love it! Simple is nice sometimes too :~)