Hi everyone! Today I am doing a little update on my progress with the Parsons and Teen Vogue Certificate Program. For this assignment, I was to create a mockup of my ‘signature bag’. The first step was to create a fabric card, which was actually the assignment that came right before it. This is one of the reasons I love this program so much! Each assignment seems to build off each other. I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics and got three swatches of fabric that I thought were cohesive enough to create a common theme.
I found myself drawn to the very feminine fabrics with an enchanted feel. This makes total sense when I think about my personal style and aesthetic. Hint: all things rose colored paired with chic neutrals.
My dream signature bag is a clean, structured shape with a chic, feminine detail. This is the first mockup bag in my ‘Enchanted Tote Collection’. The first bag has an airy, floral fabric wrapped around the top; and the next two bags in the collection will be very similar. The difference being the fabric used to create the wrap around detail! Also, instead of muslin (which I am still using as I learn to sew), I will pick out a different fabric for each bag in the collection. Here is a chart I made that explains the total production cost and profit goal:
Jo-Ann Fabrics was so kind to give me three free fabric swatches! Because of that, the total production cost is lower. However, if I am to continue creating Enchanted Tote Bags, then the chart will change slightly as the production cost increases. This assignment is simply a mockup.
I hope you enjoyed this peek inside the production process! If any of you have any questions about this program I am doing with Parsons and Teen Vogue, feel free to ask me in the comment section or on Instagram and Twitter @carlybrazeal. I wish you all a beautiful week! Pursue you dreams and act with love. You are beautiful inside and out!