I’m leaving for a short vacation in Madrid tomorrow, yay! So today, I’m sewing up some clothes for myself. A couple simple floral dresses along the lines of this grey floral one, and some tops and cardigans.
We just finished a version of the Amaryllis dress that is designed specifically for breastfeeding, and are quite excited about it! Because we make dresses to measure, often each dress is one of a kind, with elements designed and made specifically for the wearer.
My in-studio photo setting is finally complete! It’s taken quite a few months and a lot of research but it’s finally all set up. Today I tried it out for the first time and I am so happy with what came out! I cant wait to experiment some more, and get some of those new pieces I have been working on online!
Aaand…. it’s made! The custom wedding outfit, that is.
After I draped out the pattern for the blouse yesterday, getting the v-neck and shoulder folds exactly the way I wanted them, marking everything out and drawing out a nice armhole, I proceeded to remove the muslin from the dress form.
I ironed it out flat, and traced the shape and markings on to paper, smoothing out the lines and correcting the curves as I did, and then I added seam allowances.
Today I did a quick drape of a custom wedding blouse I am going to make tomorrow.
I am back to dyeing cloth this week.
There’s something in this process that brings back childhood memories of mud pies, grass and rose petal soups. As if making princess dresses weren’t enough.
I can’t describe the feeling, work and play mix into one as I brew the potion-like concoctions necessary for extracting the color from the plant.
When hearing about my job, the first thing people ask me is how do I manage to get the sizing of my clothing right, without ever seeing my clients in person.
Well, here’s a peek in to my process, and in to how it works for me!