getting it right - the perfect little black dress in progress.

 

What's been happening with the Little Black Wrap Dress?

The Little Black Wrap Dress has undergone a few changes since I originally posted it on my website. I recently re-met with Eloisa Serrano, a local manufacturer at BayThread, and we're now in the works to produce the first Petra O. prototype. The dress features a detachable leather belt that can be adjusted for width and a D-ring buckle.

Working with leather has been a very interesting learning process for me and I really enjoy creating smooth belts. Thanks to the guys at Tandy Leather in San Bruno I was able to get some great lessons.

I'm telling you, it's quite the process. I never knew how many steps leather undergoes before it ends up as your belt. 

Here are some pictures of the latest development

Protoype of the design featuring a golden D-ring instead of buckle. A much cleaner and elegant look. 

Protoype of the design featuring a golden D-ring instead of buckle. A much cleaner and elegant look. 

Detachable Leather Belt!

Detachable Leather Belt!

Learning how to treat leather at Tandy's Leather Shop. 

Learning how to treat leather at Tandy's Leather Shop. 

Lots of tools needed to make the belts. 

Lots of tools needed to make the belts.