As you may or may not know, a ton of movie filming happens in New Orleans these days. It has even been nicknamed the "Hollywood of the South."
We often see film crews working on major scenes and, of course, the occasional celebrity walking around town. Very fun! But one very special show that is set and filmed right here in New Orleans is HBO's series: Treme. It is loved by all here, and we thank David Simon so very much for this gem!
Recently a client and fellow New Orleanian/Treme fan approached me with a new project. It was a big old leather coat that she apparently was lucky enough to snag at a Treme "wrap sale."
Not knowing the history of the coat (who wore it, etc.), she was nevertheless intrigued and brought it over to my studio for a transformation. Since it was a rather large and slightly beat up men's XL leather coat that she was not able to consider wearing, she decided to have it made it into a few bags that she could carry and use every day instead. She left me with a few design requests and some fabulous interior fabric remnants, and I was off and running on my new project.
Here are some images of the original coat... Wondering who wore it??
|XL Men's Leather coat - soft leather|
|As you can see, it had a few issues. But it was perfect for an upcycling project!|
The extra surprise was that I was able to stitch a little locally-sourced Treme swag into the interior of the tote! Now she has a little history and low-key context stitched right into the bag!
Thanks for being such a great client and for providing me with such a fantastic upcycling story! Long live HBO's Treme!!
Enjoy the bags!!
Upcycled Bags Handmade in New Orleans