I had about 4-5 snake skins that I was planning to make a jacket with, but I really didn’t want to anymore, I am exhausted from making jackets and I wanted to take these skins and make something a little lighter. I decided not to do too much to the snakeskin and use it’s natural properties, the best thing I could think of was to create some kind of raw looking belt but the snake was too flimsy for that….and then I decided to back it with white leather to give it some structure… without doing anything to the snakeskin- letting the organic/natural properties of the snake shine…It could have turned into an Obi style belt but then I decided I could use this wide belt concept and apply it to a dress…What I explained just now was exactly the thought process that went into my head- it all sounds very matter of fact and anti-climactic, but this is usually how I think of designs.
I am very confused by the weather right now. Some days I’m excited to wear a t-shirt and jeans and the next day I wake up and it’s snowing, or really cold. I’m ready for spring and I knew I’d start prepping my wardrobe with an arsenal of easy throw on a-line dresses.
Years and years of sewing (since I was 5-6 years old) and I still want to avoid invisible zippers!
My original idea was to create a very wide belt with the snakeskin just wrapped around, with white leather as backing..
The little clutch and the dress are both my designs, they’ll be in the shop soon and I’ll post more about the bag soon.