Thursday, May 13, 2010

My Creative Space


My creative space is all about the works in progress at the moment....

I have a custom order currently in progress for another camera bag. I love being able to take the initial drawing, and sit down at my desk to work out the cutting dimensions (including seam allowances) and decide how to cut the fabric so that the construction goes smoothly (or sometimes not so smoothly).

Even though I've only had one semester of formal design training many many moons ago, I'm still really interested in construction, and the way that things fit together. Maybe that's where my interest in manufacturing came from all those years ago?


So far, this one is going right to plan..... it has nice sturdy interfacing all over, some extra in the base, and medium heavy fusible wadding over the top of that. I just need to work on sewing on half of the closure, so that I can then begin constructing the outer (the extra fun bit where I get to see if it works)!

For much more of this weeks creativity, pop on over and visit Kirsty!

25 comments:

yardage girl said...

Clever! You should definatley go on Project Runway with those skills! Nic

Little Ted Canvas said...

Yep, really clever! I'm loving your bags...

Ky said...

I've been promising my other half a camera bag for ages (and a laptop bag). I may need to borrow some of your ideas so that I eventually get around to producing them:)

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

I love watching the design and construction processes from clever gals like yourself. It's always interesting to see people's processed.

Sandrine said...

OH that is why you are so clever!!XX

Michelle said...

I love being able to see how things come together. Happy constructing!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I would never have thought ot do it like that! So clever Cam!

Fippa said...

I think that you could make a camera bag style dress or skirt...all those zips and seams would look great in a piece of clothing too.

Liesl said...

Thinking in 3-D is hard!! I am always impressed when I see something like this being designed. Can't wait to see the finished bag, Ms CurlyPops.

teddybearswednesday said...

WOW look at you go, I have no doubt in my mind that you will be able to make something amazing, i like seeing all the steps and ideas. Designing and figuring out the contruction, is often what I find the hardest. Can't wait to see the finsihed bagxo

tikki said...

I haven't popped over for what seems like ages, but as always you are so inspiring! I can't wait to see the finished product!!

willywagtail said...

It's those little moments of creating that make it all worthwhile. Sounds like it will have a good, firm bottom. Cherrie

ecoMILF said...

Very clever! It all looks very professional around here. No mucking about. Love the fabric for the case. xo m.

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

Fabulous, I am glad someone else will soon be the proud owner of a Curly Pops camera bag. I am sure it will be as treasured as mine is. Hope your feeling better.

Kate Bruning said...

It looks very good and sturdy - will we get to see the finished product?

wendy said...

Looking good...love to see the done deal when you're through!

Kellie Christie said...

Good luck with it, your other camera bag was lovely! Nice to have some custom orders too.

Happydacks said...

Very clever, so neat and very professional! I am so impressed!

Caroline said...

I agree with Happydacks, so neat and professional! I often try to see how things are constructed but never truly understand it - you must have one of those ace spatial type brains.

Steph said...

Love to hear that someone has a brain for construction...too often we hear that spacial awareness is a man's domain. I bet you can read a mean map too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Jennie said...

Looks like you would save on a little bit of sewing this way too?
Less steps to get there - Yay!
(apart from all the planning before hand!)

Swirlyarts said...

Looking good :)

Gypsy said...

It looks great Cam - I have so much trouble thinking in 3 dimensions, things like that really confuse me!

Tania said...

I can't help thinking you and Nikki may be something of a structural influence on each other?!?

Hope you received all the right answers yesterday.

Jo's Place said...

That's looking fantastic. I really love the design and construction process too. Very rewarding :)