Monday, March 29, 2010

Almost Springtime....

Hello my darlings,
I told you it would be hard for me to keep this thing updated! Life's been very full lately, with all my other projects going on--I'm trying to find a publisher for my 2nd book of erotic poetry, I'm collaborating with some fellow and former dancers on our stripper book, As the Pole Bubbles--it's going to be EPIC! And I'm also patiently waiting to hear back about my vamp novel so keep your fingers crossed!
I've been concentrating on specializing my logo. Still no sales through my Etsy shop but I haven't lost hope. I just need to figure out how to make my recycled clothing unique and wanted. Since the material and color of my fabrics used is determined by whatever donations I get, I can't really have a certain color or fabric that defines my stuff as supply is gng to be constantly changing. I mean, I could dye the fabrics I get, but I'm not sure if I want to get into that. So what if I patchwork my design? Every piece I produce will have a certain cut or shape. Like, a tank top will have at least four different pieces sewn together.
Now, I must relax with the latest issue of Nylon mag. If any of you haven't yet picked up a copy of such artistic deliciousness, you need to. Amazing stuff.
Be back soon,

Monday, March 1, 2010

One of my 1st attempts and my studio :)

(<---awful, isn't it? I had great hopes for it, just didn't know what the f*^% I was doing.

This is my little workroom, which is now much more cluttered, haha. I sooo need more space, which I hope to get when we move (cross your fingers!) I have dreams of having a big, airy loft with a couple of giant tables to spread out on and big windows that look out on something beautiful. However, I'll settle for more space and the tables.
It's amazing how much this little clothing making venture has improved my patience. My first attempts were #epicfails in large due to my impatience at cutting, sizing, and/or sewing. I was always in a hurry to get to the finished product, with disastrous results. You should have seen my husband's face when I showed him the first couple of "garments" haha!!

Another big lesson is the fabrics themselves. I am a fan of stretchy soft stuff (hello, I'm a dancer) but they are the hardest ones to sew! Especially when paired up with a non-stretchy fabric, like denim. They look so good together, but damn.