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Monday, September 19, 2011

My first maternity dress

I'm finally done with the five dark purple bridesmaid dresses. We had to wait until the last minute for the maternity dress. This is the first maternity dress I've made. She was concerned about standing out too much, but I think the dress next to the others is going to look wonderful. Plus she is just going to shine as all mothers to be do.
The first pictures I posted of these dresses did not have the roses. They all do now. I still like the twisted detail though, but it will give brides options to the look they prefer.

It has been an up and down August and mid September. Happy customers, unhappy customers etc. I'm still very behind, but hope to meet my dates. I have four dresses to complete by the end of the month. I did put my shop in vacation mode, but the day I did I was in Etsy Finds! I was so happy! In the three years I've been on Etsy this was my first time in their finds. I had no choice but to open my shop back up. You can't beat promotion like that! I made it to the front page once, back in 2009. It was not a dress but a computer mouse cover. I didn't figure out that I even was until a year later :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Vacation Mode...hard decision

I put my two Etsy clothing shops in vacation mode tonight. It was such a hard decision to make. I'm overwhelmed with orders and deadlines.

For those that use Etsy it is going to be hard not to see myself in Treasuries or see that someone hearted my items or shops in my activity feed.

I need to concentrate on my current orders. I don't think I will be opening my shop up until January of 2012! I so wish I could hire a local seamstress to help me.

It may seem like I've been slacking but I've made a lot of dresses

Haven't had much time to post steps. Sorry about that. Here are some finished dresses though. Two are outside of my box. First up is a Gothic corset and skirt.

Then this is has a Renaissance vibe. At first she wanted the lace back without the modesty panel then decided to add the panel.

This is a new 1950's design for me. There are alot of piping details and contrast trims. I love piping and I'm pretty happy with how all these dresses turned out.
Happy sewing!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pattern Giveaway! Vogue 1094

As a pattern hoarder I sometimes forget what patterns I have and don't. Vogue was on sale and I didn't remember having this pattern so I purchased it. When I went to put it away whoops a double! So for my followers and others that stumble upon this giveaway here is your chance to get a way cute pattern for FREE.
It is a size 6-12. Just leave a comment below with your contact information and I will use a random number generator on September 30th. International and US are welcomed to participate.