The Not-Associate

Please note that the following handbags represent first prototypes and serious blunders. This blog documents our trials and errors and tracks our progress from inexperienced start-up to launching the Taryn Zhang brand. Please bear that in mind as you look through these photos and illustrations.

This was supposed to be The Associate, before I messed up the would-be handles. So here is yet another clutch. I finished it this  morning. For now I’m calling it the Not-Associate. It’s the unwanted lovechild between The Peripatetic and what I was attempting to make.

See Work-in-Progress: The Associate, link; See also Work-in-Progress: The Associate, cont’d., link.

Arrrgh.

Friday after work, I got home, mixed myself a mint julep (see above, top left image), and got to sewing. Since I haven’t yet figured out how to sew the edges together with the machine, I do it by hand. What’s worse, the leather material is so thick, I need pliers to pull the needle through (see above, bottom right image).

This afternoon, Hubby and I went to the mall (to buy a MAC foundation brush, which I’ve been needing). I took the clutch-thing with me, The Not-Associate, giving it a test run. I like it; it’s alright. I’m still not liking the whole clutch concept though. Handbags should really come with handles.

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