Here are a few more photos of the leather bags being modeled. If you're interested in purchasing one feel free to head to byINABE's etsy store to check them out. Or you can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. More bag designs will be added in the coming weeks!
New leather bags have been added to the store!!! I had a lot of fun making them and hope to add more bag designs and leather goods in the future. Let me know in the comments what other colors you are all interested in and I'll take them into consideration. For order inquiries feel free to send me a message at email@example.com or check my etsy store. Here are more detailed shots of the bags made so far!
Art and Fashion Week Toronto is an annual 5-day event that showcases 200 independent fashion designers, performance artists, and visual artists in Canada and around the world. I went to the show on days 1, 2, and 5 and thought I would share some of the amazing work from the designers and artists this year.
Here are a few of the photography and art installations.
Next was the runway show. The runway portion of the event was divided into 3 segments with 45 minute intermissions in between. I only stayed for the first 2 segment of days 1, 2, and 5.
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Loved this knitted collection by SS&CO. Tons of chunky knits and designs.
This collection repurposed various materials like metals, bicycle wheels and cans.
The other day I made a camera bag that can go in my purse. It is for my camera because I used a fleece/foam lining but if you want to use a regular lining and make the bag for makeup or whatever go have fun with it! Designing is flexible.
I took a trip down to the Toronto Antique and Vintage Market today and it was a fun experience. If you love everything vintage and antique then this is the show for you. I believe this is the first year the Vintage Clothing show and the Antique Market decided to share a space. I've never been to the antique show before so it was an interesting experience. Overall I had a really good time and thought I would share some of the pictures I took from the show.
Vintage Clothing Show
As per usual our party headed straight for the clothing section first. The goods sold at the various booths consisted of vintage clothing, shoes, accessories, bags, tons of briefcases, leather, fur, fabric, blankets, rugs, hats. Pretty much anything you can think of.
I ended up only buying these 2 bracelets and a pretty half slip because I'm trying to hold back on spending, but the other girls found amazing stuff. The website for the Toronto show is http://www.torontoantiqueandvintagemarket.ca/
The antique section was really interesting to see as well. All the pieces appeared to be really good quality albeit the prices were a bit more expensive. This section sold a lot of really cool furniture, jewelry, prints, toys and other knick knacks.
For more information on the show, you can check out http://www.torontoantiqueandvintagemarket.ca/ or http://www.torontovintageclothingshow.ca/
I've been meaning to make a little pouch to fit all my cards for a while now but you can put anything you want in it. Lipstick, mirrors, cards, keys whatever you want. I may still experiment some more with finding a better style but for now I'll show you a few variations I tried when making it.
Pouch with Flap
❤All variations of the pouches are made similarly with only slight variations.❤
Decide how wide you want your pouch and then add 1/4" seam allowance on the sides of the pouch. Use chalk or wax to draw your lines and try to cut straight. For the length I added 3/4" for the bottom width but you can do more or less depending on how wide you want the bottom of the pouch to be. Then you can add whatever length you want depending on how tall you want the pouch.
Do you ever go through periods where you lack motivation and inspiration and am in desperate need of some sort of pick me up? This past weekend I decided to check out the fabric being sold by a company that was closing their business and liquidizing everything. In occasions like these I don't usually know what I'm looking for or even what I want. But the moment I walked in and saw the fabric, I started feeling excited and ideas began popping into my head.
Usually, when designing a collection a designer will first draw out their sketches and look for fabrics accordingly. Sometimes however I have to feel the fabric before I know what I want to do with it. I ended up buying more than I expected to as the prices were amazing. About $5 to $30 for an entire roll. Fabric is so expensive so when I see a good deal it's hard for me to pass. I ended up buying things I don't usually buy, like the lace and trimming. I secretly love lace but don't buy it often as I don't feel it appeals to everyone. I'm excited to start some new projects though and will update when I begin working on them.
I'm a 20 something fashion designer with a love of all things beauty, skincare, health, food, travel, inspiration, and design.