Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Leather Confetti

I began work on a custom leather jacket. First step seems to be, making a mess.

This is my new leather hole punch, along with some of the zillions of "holes" from making leather eyelets in the new jacket. Each panel of the jacket will be entirely punched by hand, creating a feminine, lacy effect in the leather.

The silk charmeuse lining will be a gorgeous lavender shade, just one tone lighter than the plum leather -- you can see here how the leather was originally embossed to look like ostrich. I'm scattering my eyelets in triangular-shaped groups of three, a nice odd number. (Ever notice how jackets always have either three, five, or seven buttons? There is a DaVinci code for fashion too!)

There's lots of work yet to be done -- the amount of punching is actually bruising my hand, ow ow! -- but I am *so* pleased with the effect.


Leatherwebee said...

Look's GREAT from Texas!

BlenderBach said...

ooh, interesting hole-punchings!

My workshop looks the same- -little tiny circles everywere :D

Sewlutions' World said...

I can't wait to see the finished product.

Tom Banwell said...

Looking good, and a very interesting decorative technique.

Greenbelts said...

I'm trying to think of something creative to do with all those little circles too! Will you save yours for me? jk. I can't wait to see the completed jacket. It looks fantastic (as usual).