Friday, November 30, 2012

Chevron Tunic, skirt, and a sailor dress

Today I listed 3 new items in my shop which was amazing considering I have also been preparing for a big party we are having at our house tomorrow for my husbands birthday. My shop was also on fire today as I made 7 sales all throughout the day. At lunchtime I also got out all of my records, and did all of my bookkeeping for August. That was pretty amazing to actually see how much I spend verses revenue. I really feel like God is answering my prayer to become more business minded.

So, here are my new listings, starting with the Chevron. I was not planning on doing this with this fabric, but as I was prepping all my fabric I had it laying next to some red broadcloth, and thought it was too stunning not to put it together. This is also going to be party shirt for tomorrow night.

 Next.....The sailor dress. I am married to a sailor so these types of clothes are always getting put together by me. I just adore this fabric by Michael Miller. The red fabric has little sailboats, and the trim at the bottom has a white nautical rope. I debated on whether this fabric was too childish, but it is too neat not to make something for myself in it. Especially being a sailor wife.

 I need to add some more close up photos from my shop of the details on the fabric. It has a very vintage look to that I adore.
 The third item I added was a grey and white Chevron skirt. This is how I would actually wear this outfit except I would add black boots, and un tuck the shirt. Possibly button the sweater.
 You can tell from this picture that it has two layers. This keeps the skirt from getting too shapeless. It also has 1/2 inch elastic which is new for me to use. I usually use 1/4 inch on everything. I actually very much like the look of 2 inch elastic,  and may add some skirts with that soon.

So, what are your thoughts on my new clothing?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Reversible little girl dresses!!

So, I invested in a little e-book on photographing children, and read through it. I really need to take the time to learn more about my camera, but I only have so much time. I think my ambition calls for about 48 hours in a day. I did get several ideas for things I am going to do in the future though. I tried taking some pictures in AV mode with some other settings the book recommended, but it did not really work out. These new photos were taken in full auto mode, and I think they turned out pretty good. This is a new dress I just listed in my shop. I adore it. It is a reversible dress with no buttons or snaps, it just slips over the head. I would love to make this dress for women as well. My first dress in this pattern in yellow with a red damask applique heart on the one side and retro red gingham on the other. I also made this adorable little hat in white with red braids and a pretty little red heart.



 Of course, I also listed another owl hat. I made this one for my baby who is modeling it here. I just love these adorable hats.

I plan on really taking the time to learn to use my camera, which is a very nice Cannon Rebel. I also have ambitions to start taking my photo shoots on locations to the beach and pretty spots. I am also "tossing" around the idea of getting fixed up for my pictures. This will include make-up and fancy hair. Whatever I do, it is will be honest and authentic..That is the only way that I do things...

What are your thoughts of my new products? Reversible dress, heart hat?? I will soon be adding Chevrons to my shop which I am really excited about!