My obsession with dragons runs deep lol. I grew up reading and watching fantasy so dragons are pretty much a staple of that genre. From the terrifying Smaug to the magical Falkor, I found my spirit animal early in life.
So, after years of sewing bags, I finally decided to tackle the elusive dragon bag. First, I had to make a pattern.
Luckily, the year before, I spent more time than I care to admit coming up with a Serenity (Firefly) bag for Captain Mal cosplay at Comic-Con. It. Was. Hard. It’s somewhat dragon shaped though, so it got my wheels turning.
The first dragon I made was way too big. I’m talking the size of a duffel bag big. I mean, it’s kind of bad ass to walk around with a three foot dragon strapped around your chest, but not very practical. (Yes, I realize I wrote the word “practical” when talking about a dragon purse :-))
So, I had to go back to the drawing board. I sized down the pattern by half. Even though it “looked” too small, I knew once I fattened the base up with middle shaping strips, it would be a good size for a purse.
The details came next: spikes and ridges for the body and bone-stitching for the wings.
Last but not least, I made a pocket insert to better organize the space, put in some stuffing for the tail and head, and voila! Finished dragon purse!
I found some fantastic fabrics in several different colors, so I’ll be making an armada of dragon purses for my personal collection.
But I’m also going to sell them on my Etsy store! Right now, I’m only selling the black dragon, but there will be more to come soon :-) I have to share the dragon love after all!
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