Thursday, 10 June 2010
Well that's what they remind me of anyway, but I rather love them actually, just haven't been able to get hold of a pair in the lite powder, but hey-ho, story of my life yeah? LOL
So I took one look at this sketch and decided (as usual!) to have a go at making a pair for myself and this is what I came up with.......
I wanted mine to match my white broderie anglais wrap and the nice thing about them is that they do indeed look like a skirt when they're on, which makes them look soo very sweet!
I didn't add the gathered panel on mine, but as I'm thinking of re-working them in a silk satin, I may well do it then! A little less gangster's moll I think!
Almost time for my holiday!
Well I spent yesterday playing 'dress up' and having fun deciding what to take with me on my holiday - but this little lot have made it onto the 'list' for sure!
Just a few pieces of Odd Molly this time, as I'm planning to take a whole batch of duds I've made for myself, plus other bits and bobs, like my lovely new Calou clogs, these pretty little flatties from Zara, a new one piece (can only just call it that!) along with my favourite customised VB jeans which will go well with the costume - bit of a 'statement' piece for me, but it looks rather fab on! LOL
Then there's my lovely beach towel from 'Vive Maria' that I never got to use last summer!
Right then, I'm off for some fun in the sun - see you soon!
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
A nice detailed shot!
The lovely pale pink one is more like a cotton voile material - very light but just as pretty!
I guess this is an ideal time to explain a little about my designs and what I can offer. I'm not a big company like Odd Molly and Andersen and Lauth etc, and as such, I'm not in a position to be able to purchase massive amounts of fabrics and trimmings from the likes of India and China - and because it's just little ol' me, it takes me longer to complete a garment, but I like to think that quality is of the utmost importance to me - hence, I will always endeavour to make sure that the finishing inside is as good as that on the outside! The pink and white lace on this was a 'one-off' that I came by recently and is a perfect example of how I have to take time to research and find materials and trimmings to buy for customers orders. I'm also in a position where it's not always possible for me to place bulk orders either, but I do what I can!
I think we all need to recognise that that there are companies out there selling amazingly cheap but pretty clothes that are mass produced in the afore-mentioned countries, and as a seamstress, I can only imagine how unrewarding it must be for the people who work in those factories, putting in long shifts for little money with no real recognition for what they achieve. It's rather sad, and trust me, I've also purchased these type of clothes - but I guess because I know how long it takes me to complete one boudoir wrap, I never take anything I buy for granted whatsover!
Anyway, I'll jump down off my soapbox now, just some thoughts of mine! LOL
I would also like to say a big 'THANK YOU!' to everyone who has purchased one of my designs - it means a lot to me!
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Well you didn't think I was going to let you go away without watching Mr Harket, did you?
A Dragonfly or should I say Oyenstikker to the Norwegian folk here - cue for a wonderful song by a Mr Furuholmen methinks!
And this is the final version of this that I will make, as I'm giving up on it for good! This one has turned out like a cross between my Berry Dress and the non-existent FOL I'm still coveting! :-(
As you can see, it has elements of both dresses in the design.
Notice the little Dragonfly trinket at the neckline? See, that's how it got it's name - plus, I was listening to the song at the time - well I couldn't really called it a 'Field Of Berries Dress' could I? LOL
Looks nice on tho, especially with the pink boudoir wrap!
And for those of you curious about the song, here it is!
Still prefer Mortens version tho!
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
So you see, this is another reason that I must own one of these beauties, so that I can start re-working the design - making it a little more simpler, and therefore, affordable for everyone who's asked about purchasing one from me!