Friday, February 27, 2009

Project Ideas Now Posted on My Website!

I was recently asked what sewing patterns I used in my photo's. So, I decided to work on getting those posted for you, so you too could sew some savvy stuff! Check out the Project Ideas page on my website now, as I have all the garments that the girls are wearing posted.

Most of the patterns are from Simplicity, and one (my FAVE) is from McCalls. This way you can pick them up when you're out and about (and even get them on sale like I did). When I first got my fabrics I knew there wasn't enough time to work with someone to design original patterns, so I looked online and sifted through lots of books at the fabric store to find ones that were right up my alley.

The only things I don't have posted yet are the patterns I designed myself - the ruffle tote bag, long ruffle scarf, short ruffle neck scarf and a variety of fabric flowers. I'm still working on the instructions for those items, and hope to have them all together and ready in the next month or two for you to download. Stay tuned for those fun accessories!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Website & New Photo's LIVE!

Ok, so I've been working away, and FINALLY my new and improved website is live and waiting for you to visit it! I have uploaded a slideshow on the "fabrics" page of some of the new photos from the photo shoot. Also on the "fabrics" page, scroll down and you can view the fabric collection by color story. There's more fab photo's from the photo shoot posted on Flickr now too. Check them out and let me know what your fave's are! Here's a few of my faves...

Thanks Natalie for the fabulous photos! Such a great representation of my style. LOVE them!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Photoshoot Complete!

After spending a few months sewing and preparing for the February photoshoot of my Hot Blossom fabric collection, it has finally come to completion! Thank you so much for all of your sewing help Cheryl, Karin, and Sandra!! None of this could have happened without you!

When down to the last 2 weeks, I have to say I definitely learned how to sew a few things. Ha! I've learned that it's pretty amazing what you can do when it's down to the wire and you push yourself. I sewed a dress, a tank top, a handbag and 2 scarves - I think I'm more scared of sewing than my skills are aware...although I did have to seam rip about 2 times per garment because I got super confused when trying to follow sewing directions. I learned a lot though, and it's pretty darn fulfilling to have a finished item! I may get hooked...

So I'm in the process of editing the photo's, and will have them up on my newly designed website shortly. I can't wait for you to see them! A special thanks to some great girl friends Lisa, Danielle and Allie who struck a pose for me in the Hot Blossom-ed clothes! You girls look fabulous!!! AND I can not thank enough Pat Cowan from Pacific Galleries for bringing some antique props for us to use, out of the kindness of your heart! (Anyone shopping antiques in Seattle, be sure to check out her fab stuff!!)

I have to say, I am so thankful for those of you around me pitching in to support my new little venture - even some of you without knowing me very well. It's so encouraging and so humbling. I super appreciate you. Thank you!!


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