Survey and giveaway

Hello everyone!

I have this crazy idea of starting my own indie pattern line.  It’s totally crazy because I’ve never taken a pattern drafting or design class but reading about some indie pattern designers on the internet like Dixie DIY and Closet Case Files gives me hope!

My idea is to have a line of knit dresses…. that you can mix and match! I have a few self-drafted patterns which I mix and match myself and I just love having options.  Plus, knit dresses are amazing! They go together so quickly and mistakes are easily hidden by knits.

The question is, how on earth can I offer a line of mix and match bodices and skirts??

That is where you, my lovely readers, come in.

I have created a short survey (less than 10 questions) asking you about how you would like to see this project take shape.

I would really appreciate if you would share this survey on your facebook and/or twitter. I will be forever grateful! Plus I am offering a small token of my gratitude to one lovely survey-taker.  A €10 (or your currency-equivalent) gift certificate to the online craft/sewing supply store of your choice! I know it’s not a huge amount, but I’m a recent graduate with student debt and I would really like to start my own company.

To give you a little idea of what kind of patterns you might expect, here are a couple of my self-drafted makes from me-made-may. So you do the kimono sleeved bodice with the A-line skirt or the patchwork top with the bubble-ish skirt, if you know what I mean.

 

 

Day 5: threadless tshirt refashion

So you’d really be helping me out by taking this survey and sharing it with the world. I hope you like this idea as much as I do!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/92XWSG2 

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Sureau reveal and a giveaway

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Hello everyone. Today I am revealing my Sureau dress to you. And I also realized that my blog has been around for a whole year! I’ve only really started blogging the last few months, but still… It warrants a giveaway, don’t you think? Sorry, the giveaway is now closed. First, the reveal.

ImageI love how the style cinches in my waist. I cut a size 40 for the top and a 42 for the skirt. I also added 4cm to the bodice to make the seam lay on my waist. I could have even added another centimeter.

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I used a 100% cotton fashion fabric I found in the outlet section of my local fabric store, Jan Sikkes. It cuts and sews up beautifully, and even has a little bit of stretch to it.

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I’d like to give a shout out to the coffee shop blog for this awesome photoshop action.

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Isn’t the strawberry button the cutest?!

ImageAs you can see from the two photos above, the bust area is a bit of a problem. I took the one above after I lifted my arms and pulled the dress back down a bit. The facing doesn’t lay flat on one side, and it kind of bubbles on the other side.  I unfortunately have no idea how to fix it, and standing completely straight and with my shoulders back doesn’t make me excited. Maybe I need to move the underbust darts down?

sureau giveaway

 Would you like to make your own Sureau? You have a chance to win this pattern! Just leave a comment telling me about the fabric you’d like to use to make it. The contest is open to anyone in the world with a mailing address. I will choose a winner in one week and will announce the winner on 15 april 2013.

Sorry, the giveaway is now closed.