Monday, April 27, 2009

Things for the Shop...

27th April 09

This is it – skirt prototype number one for the shop! It’s a full circle, high waisted skirt. I also have another that I’ll show you on Wednesday which started out life as a poorly made hand made skirt (of which the fabric is just amazing) which I then completely remade into a brand new shiny skirt, but that’s for another day.


Onto this skirt – I would like your opinions. It isn’t embellished in any way, I have other skirts cut out and have plans for buttons, pockets and bows, but this was the tester for my pattern, and the fabric is so busy in itself, I don’t think it really needs too much.


It’s also actually far far too big for me, hence the reason I have my hands on my hips!! I’m thinking about selling it at a big discount if anyone is interested – the reason its at a discount is because I made it before I got my overlocker back from getting serviced and so the edges aren’t very neat, I will however, do as much overlocking on it as possible if somebody wants it. I do really really love the fabric and there isn’t enough to make another which is sad.


Thanks to those of you who emailed me about taking part in my survey, once I have the second skirt up I’ll be emailing you some questions – so you can cast your discerning eyes over both and give me some feed back. If you want to take part in helping me and haven’t already emailed me then just flick me an email to prettylittlepictures@gmail.com it would be very useful!!


And just so you know, I have other plans for things going into the shop besides skirts and once I’ve done up prototypes of those, I’ll make sure I get them up for comments!!


I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!!


XX

Jen


Ps) Why yes i did get my hair cut!!



22 comments:

  1. Love it!
    I agree, the fabric really speaks for itself, I don't think any embellishments are needed on this one.

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  2. What a delightful skirt! I would be interested in buying some skirts (and this one if it fits me). Circle skirts are delightful and I simply love the pattern you're using. Great stuff!

    Nice haircut too! :)

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  3. Very cute! I like the structure of it, and something with a more simple print and pockets would be so adorable (though there's nothing wrong with this one!).

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  4. Oh! How fun! :) I love the bright, cheery print; it's a nice take on the circle skirt look.

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  5. Love that skirt, I wish I had the talent to make things like that!!

    I have actually have tried before, a really long time ago. I was always afraid my finger would get caught in the sewing machine. Ridiculous, I know :(

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  6. You're opening up a store?! That's marvelous! I love the clothing you make. Could you put pockets in the skirt? :)

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  7. Love all the bright, sunny colors! I look forward to your store opening :)

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  8. wonderful skirt that i think will please many types of styles and bodies! yay good luck :)

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  9. so lovely outfit :) you look gorgeous.

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  10. I just love this skirt! The fabric is adorable, but the swinginess to the skirt is fantastic! I can't wait until your shop opens!

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  11. I really like the skirt style and the retro fabric you used.

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  12. I don't think it needs anything. That fabulous pattern is enough.

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  13. it's so bright and cheerful, just perfect for a sunny day.

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  14. I love the swinginess of it! But you're right, the pattern is full on so the shape is nice as it is. With other fabrics, I always think a pocket would be fantastic!

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  15. This skirt is definitely perfect as is! The print is so fun :) I think the embellishments you mentioned would look adorable on a different pattern (or solid color fabric).

    Also, I love the dresses in your two previous posts. Gray and red really suit you! :)

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  16. Hi there-the skirt is perfect my dear, great job and I wish you well in the shop too!

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  17. I loved your shoes, Jen.
    And your skirt is pretty cool.

    xoxo
    Lily.

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  18. It's beautiful! And you are so adorable...as usual!

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  19. hiiii there,
    just want to say that I think your blog is lovely. The photos you post are so...happy. It's refreshing. Keep up the good work :D

    I also love all the links you've got to some good recipe sites and whathaveyou. I'm vegan, and I've pretty much discovered heaven upon finding your blog.

    thank you xo

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Jen