Monday, April 20, 2009

It's About Time...

20th April 09 2

20th April 09

Sorry for my complete lack of posting last week – I was on holiday, got completely lazy and I really wasn’t wearing anything worth taking a photo of any way. I know I haven’t replied to any comments lately and I haven’t forgotten about those two lovely ladies who tagged me with memes, I hope I’ll get round to doing them this week.


While I was being lazy, I did manage to get some sewing for the shop done before my sewing machine went all crazy again with the tension for the third time!! I’m wondering about whether I need to just bite the bullet and buy a new one, my only problem with this solution is that I’ve only had my machine for about three years. I did manage to cut out and over lock (serge) about 8 skirts though after my machine went back to be fixed and they are now hanging over Madeline (my dress form) waiting to be sewn together.


I have oodles of ideas for the shop and really just want to get started sewing, but can’t due to my silly machine! The end of May can’t come soon enough as far as I am concerned, I am very excited about opening the shop, even though I have a ton of work to do and lots of things to organise.


I’ll post the picture of my prototype skirt next week and hopefully by then I’ll have some questions to ask you all. I have a marketing degree and its kicking in with the need to define my target audience and figure out what they really want which means asking you a bunch of questions about the product I’ll be producing. So if you do want to help me out with a little market research please just flick me an email prettylittlepictures@gmail.com, it won’t take long and will be of much use to me and my little fledgling shop.


The dress I’m wearing is a beautiful vintage one. It’s made of wool and is as warm as can be, and it has fluttery sleeves – lovely!



XX

Jen


21 comments:

  1. Grey wool is my second favourite fabric, right after white linen. And those tights look fabulous with the shoes!

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  2. Love the red tights! I just bought some. And purple, and navy...
    I noticed you commented on my (old) blog. I have a new (& better) one if you are interested http:/thislittlepiggie.tumblr.com

    Looking forward to see your skirts for the shop.

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  3. That dress is amazing! Cute with the tights, too. :) I would love to help you with market research - I'll email you.

    Oh, and I added a link to your blog on mine!

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  4. Good to see you again :) Hope your vacation was a nice one!
    Pretty dress, it looks like it has interesting buttons too, does it?

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  5. I hope you enjoyed your holiday and your machine stops behaving badly. I laughed when I read the name of your dressform, as mine is named Matilda (affectionately refered to as "Matils" by the bf).

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  6. i love grey wool dresses - very audrey hepburn in funny face!

    annnd the cut out shoes are too cute.

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  7. Your red lips and the red tights with the neutral color are so great together!

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  8. Hi there-yes, that is a lovely dress and I adore the shoes too!

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  9. I've missed your posts! Great dress and I love it with the red tights.

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  10. Cute dress and shoes! Amazing outfit!

    XoXo

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  11. Where the heck do you get such pretty pretty dresses? We should seriously do a huuuuuge shopping expedition together. Part blogger meetup part satiating our thrift store gallavanting! :)

    x

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  12. Awesome outfit today! I like the bright stockings :D

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  13. What a lovely outfit!!! I love the pop of the red tights...

    Can't wait to hear more about your shop opening! I'm emailing you to participate in the market research. ;)

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  14. You look so cute in your little cap sleeves and those red tights! I'll gladly answer some questions about your product, opinions are something I never run low on ;~)

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  15. Intersting news to read! Like the pure grey dress with the focus on your legs. Lovely evening!

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  16. love the sleeves on the dress!
    hope you get to make some of your lovlies you are aching to!! sounds like a lot of fun ahead :)
    and good for you for just laying about since thats what a holiday is for =)

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  17. Such exciting news about the shop! I'd love to help you out (and will send you an email) - and I can't wait to see the prototype. I just love that dress, by the way - the sleeves are so cute!

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  18. Oh I love the bright red tights with the gray dress.
    And what a cute dress.

    xoxo

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  19. You have the cutest collection of vintage dresses :) Love the blog!

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  20. This is a killer combination. Love love what you're wearing :)


    http://nataliapaperface.blogspot.com/

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  21. love grey and red together. Just dreamy...

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XX
Jen