Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Stuff I've been making

I've been busy making up some of my designs while I get up the nerve to open an Etsy shop. What if I do and no one even LOOKS at my stuff?! Self Confidence and Putting Myself Forward have never been my strong suits. Anyway, I really need to suck it up and just DO it!

In the meantime, I've made this:

And this:

And this, the dress from my last post:

And some nice bright stripes and printed batik, with pockets incorporated into the princess seams and stencilled jacks, just for fun. Like it wasn't a fun dress already.

And I added the shark to this shirt which has been returned from Miracle having sat there unsold for quite a while.

I used today's bright sunshine to get most of these photos taken, and since I did I was able to put off the last detail needed on this coat. Keyhole buttonholes. Making them on scraps of denim is one thing. Making them on a garment which I hope one day to sell is something else. Somebody (sorry I didn't respond then, I tend to get a little distracted) asked about using a buttonholer on zig zag machines. It's even better - it'll work on straight stitch machines! I guess these type of attachments were developed in the days when machines pretty much only did a straight stitch.

Right, the 16 year old has a half day and needs the computer so I'm out of excuses. Back to the machine......


  1. There's a lot of lovely things there and all the best for your etsy shop. I have heard of people in NZ who sell only on Etsy because that's the only way they can get a price that reflects the work involved. I guess it may take a while to establish a market and a name for yourself but you've got a great, beautifully made product and that's where it all starts.

  2. Missy ... Just Do It, or do I need to come over and whip your butt!! You make fantastic clothing ... talking from being one of your models LOL... enough excuses!! Hugs

  3. I say go for it too Judy - you have nothing to lose, except those extra-cute dresses you have been making! The photos are great and that will really help sales. There is Felt in NZ too, but I don't know anything about it.
    It might have been me asking about the zig-zag! I only have a straight stitch industrial (and a broken 1950's Elna that used to do the odd buttonhole!)so that is good to know, I might look out for one :)

  4. You are so creative and talented!!! love all of these garments!!!

  5. 不會從失敗中找尋教訓的人,成功之路是遙遠的。.................................................