Thursday, May 17, 2012

Just another quick note

Hi everyone!
Sorry about not having much activity these last two weeks. I had some family matter to attend too. I have been working on two of designs which I will hopefully post tomorrow afternoon. They are such cute dresses I can't wait to show them off. Until tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Just a quick note!

Since I haven't posted lately I thought I'd talk about a dress I am designing. This dress came about from one of my projects for fashion design class. The original design is for an adult, which I hope to make later down the line.  Okay I'll have to post a picture of both designs tonight after the kids are in bed, mainly because I need to find them (the pictures not the kids:)). Well the design is similar to a pinafore dress however this one has a built in bustle. The bustle allows the underskirt to push out from under the top skirt. With this design the under dress is only seen from the back. The original dress the over skirt attaches with a invisible zipper, so I am working to incorporate that feature in the child's dress. I have two sets of fabric picked out for this design. These fabrics are neon colors and very bright, just not in the pictures. The child's dress will have a full bodice without sleeves. I am still deciding on a sweetheart neckline or a rounded one. I will have a mock up done by this weekend  as long as every goes as planned.
The fabrics are brighter then in the picture.
The top fabric has neon colors in it.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Firefighter shorts for a Cool Boy!

Hey everyone!

So today I am working on sewing some more shorts for little boys. I found this great fabric (at Walmart of all places!) with blocked print of words and firefighter related pictures. It makes awesome shorts for a fun little boy who loves all things that go. I haven't had a chance to get back to finishing the shorts, but it will be done by the end of my very late night. Then I will post a finished picture. The color scheme in the fabric gives the wearer a good number of shirt choices. This is a great way to teach kids about color coordinating without  being too match-y- match-y ( as my son does not like to match at all).
unfinished firefighter shorts sized 7 
This is a close-up of the pocket detail, after the waistband is folded down he will have a nice deep pocket within reach. I will be working with the design on the next pair so it aligns within the seams. It should be a fun and interesting challenge, as I haven't really worried about. But as I look at the shorts I think it would really cool to see words and pictures continue over the seams.

Pocket up close
 To get back to the business end of my creative designing, this pair of shorts is for my son to wear to school. I think this is a good way to get my name out there. I am starting small due to a big fear of being a failure. I need to work on getting over that issue, because not doing my business would be a failure too. So I have a few ideas for starting locations, kinda like a garage sale type setup. I'm going to ask if I can have a "yard sale" like sale in the local business's parking lot. I am estimating that I will be ready for this step by the end of the month (maybe even sooner!) Here's to making a profit!
(PS I love spell check! After a long day it is greatly needed.)