rennes

4.14.2011

like running a marathon...but sewing pouches, which are now available...in the shop







Good thing for Lady Gaga because if I didn't have her I don't think I would have made it through sewing all of these! Making up for a months worth of lost work time takes longer than I thought it would, and gosh I almost forgot what a semi-stocked shop looks like. I also seem to be on a red, white, and blue kick. Hopefully this is not in the fourth of July/America kind of way, or in that weird almost gothic-hot topic kind of way. Hopefully it's cooler than that, cooler than America and hot topic. Okay, I'm dorking out on you.

So, pouches are now available in four sizes in the shop! Five inch (which you know well already), four inch, eight inch, and twelve inch! In the end I decided to leave the toggle to just the two larger sizes because I thought it overwhelmed the smaller ones, so that's that. (But if you want one added to your smaller one, I'm happy to do that! Just let me know).

I want to tell a funny story. Last summer when the ipad came out my Mom and Dad said "Jule, you've got to make an ipad zipper pouch! They are going to be the new hit thing!" I refused because I hated 1. the name ipad because I'm immature 2. the idea behind the ipad 3. all the advertising for the ipad. So a year later I'm making a large pouch that can fit an ipad. Mom and Dad were right, you have to move along with the times!

And with that said, yes, there are a ton of people out there now making pouches both large and small. I've been doing it since I opened my shop 3-ish years ago (though my new "large" size is new), and these are just my own versions of that idea. I can think of about twenty designers doing the same thing, and I for one am thrilled that there so many people are focusing on simplicity as a foundation for their designs! I can remember just two years ago I couldn't find a bag without bling all over it. Thank heavens things are a changing!

12 comments:

Arlie said...

It's the perfect size! I adore the colors with the striped shirt you chose to wear. It's completely feeling like where's waldo? (in a good way!).

Hannah Elise said...

You are a machine Julia...Seriously! I am loving how many new colors you are working with for the pouches! s/s always makes goo goo eyed for color!

Annnnd thanks for making me not feel like a weirdo for liking Gaga. Rara romama gaga....um...blah blah blah (can't remember after that bit, haha).

jennifer said...

I love all the pictures of the pouch with the striped shirt! The collage looks very french new wave to me for some reason.

victoria / cats dreaming in keylime said...

Great colors. No ipad here but I used it to hold all my staples to make changing purses easier.

Cheryl said...

I love your color selection.

Yoshie Hozumi said...

awesome! your note is hilarious. if i had one of those things, i would get the big pouch. heck, id get it even without an ipad, they rule.

Amanda said...

Totally getting one of those 8inch pouches. Perfect.

Shirley said...

love them! i love the lining fabric too.

you mention that lots of people are making these pouches too (which is true), but don't forget, everyone's is slightly different for a variety of factors. not sure what prompted you to mention this but if you're worried about being fingered a copycatter, i wouldn't worry about that at all. i LOVE your zippers. seriously... if i could afford one now, i'd buy them all in each color! i'd be the crazy mad woman carrying several pouches on her person.

but, alas, still unemployed. so i drool instead... (i'm so desperate i've resorted to buying salvage leather items -- like beyond repair -- just to use the leather for making my own... but it's not the same as having it "professionally" made...)

anyway............... loving the colors!

can we see more oranges/tangerines/corals? that's one of my fave summer colors. :)

- shirley

Kristien said...

Julia! I love this post! You sound so energized and happy! The pouches are awesome and they are NOT like Hot Topic. Or any other mall store for that matter. Paparazzi is also my favorite Lady Gaga song/video--delightfully strange and as a True Blood fan, so wonderful to see "Eric" show up.

sunkentreasure said...

beautiful colors!!!

miss sophie said...

what lovely creations! i'm going to bookmark your shop - these would be such great gift ideas for so many occasions too :)

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