Satin and Leather and Rodeo Memories
I am ridiculously proud of this bag.
I had these customer jackets sitting here for a long time. They are vintage, satin Oklahoma City NFR rodeo jackets, from the 80's ( and I can hardly believe that I am linking the 80's with the term vintage).
I was truly scared to work with them, because....well to me, and I am sure my customer, they seem really special. They belonged to her parents. All of the patches on the bag, where on the one jacket.
I know mostly what her style is, in fact I have made another bag for her before. You can see it here.
She likes bags that look like they have been around for a hundred years and have stories to tell. Just like these jackets. So.Much.History! That is one little tid bit of info about me, I love feeling connected to history, the past and memories. I do everything that I can to preserve these special items that people save in closets, or dark corners of their basements.
Anyway, this is what I came up with, using vintage satin along with a belt that belonged to her dad, and incorporating it into a sturdy bag that looks like its been around forever but will last her through many years and many adventures! I saved every detail, every patch and even the jacket pockets and used them in the bag.
I used as much distressed leather and raw edges as I could. If you read about her last bag, you will see I even put a bit of Ivan into this one too. Making it that much more personal.