Sunday, February 15, 2009

So I needed a portfolio...

Well not really. I don't have lots of big drawings, I need to carry around but I really needed some way of transporting my basic slopes for dressmaking between the studio and apartment. I just like having them around if suddenly during the weekend I find a little time to test an idea. I would seriously hate to bend them so I had to find a solution.




John said "why don't you buy one of those portfolios" but The only one I had seen that I liked, is my dads. He made it when he was young and working as a decorator for a clothing and fabrics shop. It is made out of cardboard from some pattern commercials. So I thought I am just going to get some cardboard and make a portfolio with a little cotton and glue. I explained all this to John, he looked at me with the look " Oh no she is going to make a project out of this " True ...why not make it like an accordion in fabric and slip the big pieces of cardboard in to stabilize it. It has quite a few advantages. Like If it gets dirty I just take out the cardboard and throw it in the washing machine, It has 4 "pockets so I can keep things a little divided. If the cardboard gets damaged I just buy new ones, and If sometime in the future I will not have a need for it I just take out the cardboard. fold the fabric part and store it.




I also had to consider this big thing would be very visible in the apartment so it had to be very subtly. I have always like the combination of crisp white and cream. The portfolio is in strong cream coloured canvas and I "wrote" portfolio in crisp white with my favorite font courier new with no capitals.l It took quite a bit time so what had to be a quick solution for a practical problem turned out to be time consuming but it doesn't really matter because I am satisfied and it works splendid.

12 comments:

Laura said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the white & cream together also. What a fantastic idea & *so* much better looking than any of the portfolios available in shops... You could totally sell these :) Bravo!

Mette said...

Fremragende idé, Mette - godt gået! Alt vel her - det håber jeg også, at det er hos dig og dine.

muralimanohar said...

That is GORGEOUS. I could SO use something like that. LOVE it!

hurrayic said...

Such a beautiful and inventive portfolio. Much better than any store-bought one. Thanks for the idea!

Kristina said...

Næææh så fin ;o)
Ku du ik lige lave en til mig? Hæh!

lyckoskatt said...

ive said it before and ill probably say it plenty more times. you are so creative and brilliant. the ideas you have and make into reality just astounds me.

i love the cardigan to.

good on you!

Geninne said...

You are very talented & have a wonderful blog! This portfolio is just beautiful.

Ulrika said...

Hej Mette!
Har du sett det här?!!!
http://www.familyliving.se/bloggare/isabelles-blogg/index.xml?category=&from=&to=&next=0

En tjej som är med i ett svenskt tvinredningsprogram skriver om dina kläder!!!! 23 februari, tror jag att det var. Kunde inte kopiera bara länken...
Ha det bra, kram!

Tanja said...

Perfect portfolio!

I tagged you. C'mon play if you want to :)

Britt said...

I love your blog, Mette. You haven´t posted for a while, hope everything is ok. I,m looking forward to your new post, you´re so inspiring!

Kardemomme said...

Heisann :)Jeg har beundret bloggen din lenge nå og synes du lager de mest fantastiske ting til din nettbutikk Fløtehesten..
Håper det er greit at jeg har laget en presentasjon av bloggen din hos meg selv i dag..
Bildene fra hjemmet ditt er så personlige og inspirerende at jeg kan sitte og beundre dem om og om igjen..
Ha en fortsatt fin kveld :)
Hilsen Kardemomme :)

Livs Lyst said...

Jeg likte godt porifolio-mappen!!!

Hilsen fra Ljo :O)