WHAT IT IS: Darling 1940s Inspired Steampunk Art Nouveau Inspired Bag with Hand Hammered Copper Handle
THE BACK STORY: This bag’s particular back story will be included on a card within so that the person for whom you are gift giving (Even if it is for yourself) will be able to enjoy this little skirt suit’s journey. This item was handmade from a recycled Plum Wine Colored Suit from the 1980s. The shoulder pads were so huge, you could have landed a jet on them…holy Falcon Crest. True Story. I tried to keep the cute features of the suit when cutting out this bag.
THE PARTICULARS: Total length of piece is 8 inches; total height of piece is 6 inches; and width of piece is about 1 inch.
The pattern is by Emma Brennan of Charlie’s Aunt. Once I saw her patterns, I knew that they would be perfect vehicles for my upcycling obsession. I love old suiting. These patterns are the perfect mode of conveyance.