What I’ve been working on this week:
A full Kahlan, Mother Confessor replica. This includes the full overdress (done), a long skirt (done) and a custom bustier (in progress).
First time through for the bustier–I’ve draped the pattern, altered it, and am now sewing it up. I’m working with a faux leather (yes, I know, but it sure does keep the cost down, and until I have an actual LEATHER MACHINE, I’ll be working in pleather) and cotton twill. I’m excited for the end product–just have to remember to keep good notes, as I do plan to offer this in the shop after this project is complete.
Beginnings of a bustier and ruffle bloomer look for a burlesque number.
Which meant a trial run for some boy shorts–these will be altered, but I kind of love this cut and am thinking of offering these in the shop soon, too. Just need to do a fitting on a model first.
Shipping completed items out every couple of days.
And getting a package returned to me from the post office. Apparently the large envelopes I’ve been using for over 2 years as a flat rate are NOT ACTUALLY FLAT RATE. But, somehow, no one ever picked up on this. *sigh* So, until I get myself a postal scale, I’ll be taking the long way round and bringing all my packages to the post office, paying there, and coming home to note down how much certain things weigh so that the NEXT TIME I can just prepay.
In between sewing up custom orders, I’ve been editing many, many pictures from a photo shoot I did on Monday of this week.
I think I’ve mentioned before how lucky I feel to meet so many talented and wonderful people in my area. I got to utilize THREE of these fabulous folks for this shoot.
The amazing Amanda Bravender did hair and make up for my two models. (For inquiries: http://www.ahbweddingandevents.com)
My models were sisters Nancyjane ( http://www.modelmayhem.com/2403245 ) & Hannah Johnson ( http://www.modelmayhem.com/795520 ).
We had a BLAST. Seriously, I don’t think I’ve had that much fun in a long, long time.
So, slowly but surely, new items are rolling into the shop.
These images are just a taste of what’s to come!
Sorry for the silence this week. I’ve been busy settling back into the regular routine.
Custom orders are rolling in again.
Ideas are bouncing around my head at all hours. (but that’s nothing new)
I listed a few new items in my shop, including the giraffe print tunic that I mentioned awhile back. (you can find it here, in my shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/126929190/tunic-tunic-dress-tunic-pink-dress-pink?ref=shop_home_active)
I have a shoot this upcoming Monday, and am looking forward to playing dress up with two fabulous models (who also happen to be sisters) as well as spending some time with an amazing local MUA and hairstylist.
Reflecting a bit and re-grouping. Trying to gain focus again. I feel I lost my focus a wee bit in all the craziness of the show prep. Needing to remind myself of my vision and my goals–and understanding that just because they are different than what people may think they should be, they’re still valid–and, best of all, they’re mine.
Have a beautiful weekend!
Custom Orders are back in the shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TrappedInTimeDesigns
As of next week, I’ll be back to the norm.
I’ll also have a ton of new stuff to share and photograph and list!
Just 3 days to the SHOW!!