It's finally happening. After years of lurking on their Blog and Instagram, I'm going to The Tailoring Academy in Macclesfield , UK! I'll be joining four other Americans and one student from France as the "international contingent" for the next 10 months. We'll be the first group to go through the newly created pathway that [...]
Category: Michael Kors
The Fur Backpack — It’s a Wrap
Fall, Folliage and FUR! It's finally done, my Michael Kors knockoff fur backpack. There's not a whole lot to say, other than I'm totally loving how it turned out. Perhaps the best part of the project was how much FUN I had working on a non-apparel project. It was really refreshing, and I'm already [...]
Rethinking my hardware choices, and launching into it.
I cut out some of the ultrasuede backpack pieces and did some test stitching on the scraps, only to find out that my trusty Singer 301 decided not make a single stitch. Arghhhh! It refused to pick up the bobbin thread, so it was essentially just sewing into thin air. I fiddled with the tension, [...]
Oh, MIchael, you may not dig the hairy forearm look, but I'm totally crushing on your hairy / fur backpack for Fall 2016. Talk about "Love at First Sight" !!! Even though this backpack is plastered all over MK's website, I can't find it for sale anywhere. NOT that I would ever be able [...]