So I'm stuck seriously behind with orders again :( On Friday I didn't really have enough materials to buy online so I thought I would wait until more orders hd come in before I ordered, then Saturday the phonelines were closed so I figured-just wait until Monday and get a lift into town with my friend. Then Monday comes and the car wont start. So I had to order by phone and here I am waiting around again for my fabric to arrive. Hmmmph.
In the meantime, here's (at last) the dress I was on about a while ago. The top half of the dress is a strapless fitted bodice in black cotton with white star print design, consisting of 7 different panels and a zipper fastening in the middle at the back. The bottom half consists of two tiers of the star print fabric with several layers of stiff white netting helping to create that "ra-ra" effect. The finishing touch is the two decorative big white bows on either side at the front.
I decided to make this dress because after several hours a day of browsing the "fashion and accessories" category in Yahoo Answers, I realised that while the vast majority of girls on there are currently searching far and wide for the perfect prom in the perfect colour to suit their complexion, or their eye, or their hair colour, there are the odd few who hate wearing dresses and don't want to have to change their style or pretend to be something that they are not, these few were looking for a prom dress more suited to their style and personality, something a bit more "rocky," "emo" or "alternative." And while most people very unhelpfully seemed to respond with comments such as "urgh, no proms are meant to be pretty not emo" I started to think about how I could help these people find what they are looking for. And well this was the first thing I came up with, black and white because it's smart, but printed instead of plain, something that stands out as being a bit different. If I sell any of these then I'll start thinking up some more. Although I should probably hurry as most proms will be coming up over the next few months!
This has to have been the busiest day of sewing I've ever done. I got up and started work at 8, fabric arrived at 10.30 and since then I've made 1 dress, 1 skirt, 1 jacket and 4 corset tops. It's 9pm and I have 1 dress left to make tonight.
Another happy day today, I've had another equally big order and my mummy's coming to stay soon so I have lots to look forward to. Although it is slightly annoying that the post is going to be all backlogged due to Easter so my materials will be delayed and so will my sending off orders. But still I'm so glad things have finally picked up for me!
Waking up early morning is my very favourite time of day, partly because I sleep beneathe the window in my ceiling, so often I wake to see the sunshine and partly because (on the good days) I awake to some clothes orders. I'm very happy today as I woke up to orders for my strawberry dress, mardi gras masks dress, black holes cropped jacket, green floral lace halter neck corset top and some earrings! And the sun is still shining :)
I've been so busy making orders all week and still trying to fit in designing and making new things aswell. I tend to start something, then get an order, then come back to it, get another order and so on. So progress is slow. I'm working on a new dress, I wont give too much away until it's finished and the pictures are ready but I hope it's going to be a seller! Also on the way should be a couple more skirts, as I seem to be selling a lot particularly in my ebay shop! Hopefully I'll have these done by the end of today but the only problem at the moment is that my photographer is in France. So do I wait a week for his return or do I persuade my boyfriend to visit me and help me out with the risk of less good photos? Hmmmmmm..
The last pictures from my recent shoot are of another bikini top in black and white small stars print. It has an elasticated tie up strap across the back and tie up halter neck strap. These bikini tops are available in cup sizes A to E.
Here’s another new design from this week. It’s a similar bustier type top in quite a gothic style, made from panels of shiny black PVC and panels of black lace. The zipper fastening as at the front so can be adjusted to be revealing to one’s taste. Black loops run down either side of the front forming a decorative “lace up” panel over the zipper and decorative black lace trimming framing the top and bottom edges of the bustier.
I’ve been away far too long! To be honest I haven’t had that much new exciting stuff to show for a while. But I’m back today with a new top. It’s a bustier style top made from a front panel of black and white stars cotton, then either side are panels of black floral lace over black cotton, another star panel and then black lace at the back. There is a zipper fastening at the back and decorative black lace trimming framing the top and bottom edges of the bustier.