I've made some progress on the1930's tea gown.
The mock up is finished and has been sent off to the customer.
|Dress bodice front...|
|The whole mockup sans sleeves ( please disregard the sewing room mess)!|
|And the back view, it is kinda tight around the butt...|
She tried it on and gave me the green light to go ahead with only the request that I add some more fullness to the back skirt. Which should not be a problem. Originally the skirt had these strange horizontal gathers that made the derriere look like a drapery treatment. I drafted those out but it seems it made the skirt to narrow for the customers liking. But that's an easy fix i will just add some gathers to the back panel to give it more ease and some nice drape.
So now I could start work on the dress in the actual fashion fabric the customer selected, but due to my costuming ADD this is what i did today instead......
I embroidered some scrap silk material to be turned into a reticule. Will probably try to sell this one. Reticules always sell well......
Also as of today it is official that my friend Stephanie and I will be be vendors at Jane Fest in July and I discovered my logo is up with a link to my website on the Dress U vendor page. http://dressu2012.com/Vendors.htm
Now all this seems so much more real, I really have to stop slacking and start making stuff for Dress U and Jane fest. I need new costumes for myself and stock for the store. Also a friend asked me to make her a little organza bolereo jacket to go with her wedding gown .
Really I should sew like the wind..... but of course I'm a lazy costumer, so we will see about that!