I was contacted mid-August by a girl in Texas who wanted me to recreate a certain bag she had seen. Said bag was by an Italian designer who somewhat recently had a documentary made about his final couture collection. Said bag was $2700. Here is my interpretation of the inspiration she presented me with. There are several changes. The bag is made of %100 silk satin, tulle and dupioni and has pearlized leather trim, it is then "crystallized" with over 600 hand-sewn swarovski crystals.
I was very excited about this project. I thought it would be a great little thing to throw together before the baby got here. Unfortunately all the suppliers that I sourced decided to either not have the products I ordered in stock, or change the price of their products after I ordered them, or not send my order out. Long story short, my supplies all showed up after Jonathan's due date. Which was fine because I was convinced he was going to be late. And he was late, but not as late as I would have liked. Before he was born I was able to get most of my fabric dyed and some of the flowers cut out.
So, in the three weeks following the birth of Jonathan I worked on this bag. Luckily Jonathan is a very good baby and cooperated with me very well on the project.