Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Getting Better

This is a dress I started and finished last night. It was extremely easy to make and I got lots of compliments today at work and at Junior League. A girl at work even wants me to make her one! I based it off a dress we actually had at the Loft. Dana is coming to visit me this weekend so I am going to get to make her a dress :) I am starting to run out of my stockpile of fabric I have had so I might have to take a brief break for sewing for myself until I can afford to buy me some new fabric. In the meantime, I will try to go through all of my fabric remnants and see what I can come up with.

I also had so many people mention today that they would so buy this dress, so I am considering setting up a virtual store to sell my creations. It will probably be custom orders so you can choose your fabric, colors, sizes, etc. More to come on that later if I decide to go forward with it. It would at least let me earn some money so I can buy fabric to make things for myself :)

I started a new project this afternoon with leftover material from my pink jacket but it is turning out to be pretty tough. Maybe the toughtest I have experienced so far. Thanks to my new favorite site www.burdastyle.com I can download free or really cheap patterns and view lots of how-tos and get advice from other sewers. It is a little intimating because most people don't use patterns and create their own styles and I am not quite there yet. However, I have asked for a dress form for christmas from my parents so expect some Andee Originals next year. This has definitely become and unexpected hobby for me but one I have throughly enjoyed and can't wait to see what else I come up with!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Pink Jacket

Here is my latest project. I am very excited about it. It might be the best job I have done so far. David didn't particuarly care for the style of the jacket but thought I did a good job sewing it. A girl I work with today asked me if I bought the jacket from Loft. Obviously that made my day! I am definitely getting better. I have already started on a shirt that I am excited about. I am using leftover fabric from one of my other projects and a free pattern that I found online so it will be a cheap project :)