These days it seems like everybody is a fashion designer. With DIY and Etsy culture having a very extended moment I feel like I can't turn a corner (or open a new tab) without someone showing off the stuff they "made". The fact is, most of the stuff people make these days involves a hot glue gun or a screen printer. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I just thought I'd give you a glimpse into a bit of my own work which involves neither.
Along with the gold glitter bows I posted previously, Kindra and Laura also ordered two of my heart teardrop hats (of which a variation of the design will be available this fall) in "quilted red vinyl with spikes" which meant I had to quilt the vinyl myself AND create matching red vinyl piping to edge the hats with. These things take time. After I quilted the vinyl through a process that involved hand drawing a grid stencil, padding up the vinyl, and basting followed by machine finishing, I studded the vinyl by hand. Aside from the machine stitches across the front the entire hats are hand sewn- most of which I did on the subway on the way to and from work. Gotta get it done. Remember- real work takes time.
Anyway, I love how these turned out and I'll post photos eventually of the ladies rocking them! What do you think?