Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Just Some Current Projects and Plans!

Hey there! Sorry that its been over a week since my last post but I've had a very busy week with work and guests and just couldn't find the time to sit and write. Anyway here I am and I've got a few projects to share with you.

Skater Skirt


I bought a cute jersey skater skirt from H&M in grey but really wanted one in a burgundy or wine colour. They didn't have any so I wandered off and tried to think of somewhere else I could pick one up. While having a nosey through the Fabric Shop I came across some gorgeous wine coloured jersey and hit upon an idea: I'll just make my own! The H&M skirt will make a great template although I may make some alterations to the pattern.


Horseshoe Necklaces



I don't want to get into jewellery making too much as I know many people who already do this and I make jewellery at work (and I definitely don't want to make and sell anything that we sell there, I appreciate my job too much to do that) but I saw a photograph of a bride wearing a horseshoe as a necklace and through this was a wonderful idea! I intend to use organza ribbon and make them sparkle, and hopefully extend the colour range if they're successful.

Collars


These seperate collars are quite popular at the moment and I wanted to make a few in lots of different patterns to wear with dresses and jumpers. I bought a few vintage style patterned cottons to make a few for the Etsy shop and depending on how well they sell I may pick up a few more different patterns. I may do a few Disney ones too!

Tartan Trousers



Tartans and plaids are huge at the moment and I really want to include something in my autumn wardrobe. I've been looking around for something other than the usual red tartan and couldn't find anything I liked. I spotted the green/blue tartan in Fabric Land and knew I had to have it immediately. I've chosen to make a pair of 1950s tapered trousers with the fabric using a pattern from Vintage Dress Patterns of the 20th Century.

Seattle Dress in Cupcake



I posted recently some of my designs for the Etsy shop and once of the dresses was this one. I've been working on this bit by bit when I've had the time and its almost ready to go up for sale. When its done I'll need to get some photos taken which may be an issue as the weather has turned horrible here. All in all progress is pretty slow on this one but hopefully it'll be done soon.

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What do you think of my current projects? Comment and share :)

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