Friday, June 20, 2008

I Never Expected This



Ok, here is the thing with me. I make clothes. I design them, I make the patterns and I sew the pieces. Over the last few months I have been experimenting with this and that and working on a very small collection to sell on Etsy. I hadn't yet narrowed things down but I decided to sell all the pieces I had so far since the quest for my perfect collection can go on forever if I tried. I took photos and mentioned an upcoming sample sale and everyone here has been very kind (thank you!). Last week I had a trip planned to San Francisco so about 5 days before leaving I uploaded everything onto Etsy because I knew it would be a time consuming processes. I expected the things to just sit there until I got back from San Fran at which point I would make some sort of effort at spreading the word but then the strangest thing happened..... the stuff started selling all by itself. The items in my sample sale section all sold out in a couple of days. One item in particular, the "Jimmy Dress", received the most attention and requests. Who knew???


(Jimmy Dress short sleeve version (L), tunic version(R).

At this time there are still a few things left in my shop and lots more to come. I am working on a pair of high-waisted denim shorts right now as well as a new backless sun dress that should be pretty dope. I also brought back a huge amount of fabric with me back from San Fran (go weak dollar!) which I am also really looking forward to working with.



So I would like to again, thank all my customers thus far and all the lovely people who made unexpected but very much appreciated posts about my collection.

Lastly, I want to add that the content of this blog will remain the same, however, I will be adding sewing and possibly pattern making tutorials in the future so if there is anything in particular anyone would like to learn, let me know in the comments and I will do my best to make it happen.

33 comments:

Ida said...

Yay for high-waited jeans!!

Very happy that the shop's doing so well, and you are so lucky you can design AND sew. So coool!

Tutorials would be really nice. I'd love that.

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

you are the best..and you also a creative person.that is why your collection is so popular..i love it..but i am a guy..so i cant have it..

Kasix said...

You swe and desing :) wow...i adore you :) good luck :)

...love Maegan said...

congrats on selling out! I love the jumper!

Joanna Goddard said...

congratulations! good for you. your work is beautiful.

said...

Thanks for the comment. Yes, safari is so fun. Maybe Indiana Jones himself inspired me??

Stephanie said...

oh, wow. i love love love your designs. not surprised at all that they sold like hotcakes, just sad i missed out!

ROBOTS said...

good clothes!
kisses

Miss at la Playa said...

your designs are lovely! The Jimmy Dress is so cute

Talibonita said...

i get stopped in the street when i wear something you made! of course, your stuff is going to sell out!!! xoxo

Vintage Vinyl said...

Beautiful clothes. I can't believe you do it all yourself! I've done it a few times before, making the patters, sewing, etc. and it is really hard and time consuming. You are fantastic at it!
Congrats on the sales :)

Sharon Rose said...

Very well done on the sales and you are so obviously stylish and creative-keep up the good work!!

The Stylish Wanderer said...

congradulations! Ive linked you, wonderful blog

kitty kate said...

love the floral dress! probably going to get it! good job. & yes i too adore oak!

Chelsea Rae said...

Everything is beyond cute, its no wonder almost everything was gone within a couple of days. I always wish I had the patience to learn to sew...

I'm now going to lurk your etsy shop for new items!

Fashion-Obsessed! said...

Oh wow!!!! Your clothes are absolutely fantastic! I love every single piece, i am sure you are going to be a successful designer in the future, and i will be behind you! Gosh i can't get over how nice they are, what a fantastic post, and thanks so much for your comment on my blog
:)
cya
x

saray said...

COngrats :)

Jessie Cacciola said...

congrats -- I'm excited! the work looks so beautiful.

Nay'Chelle said...

Wow great clothes. I think I'm basically in love with the pleated skirt and romper. Too bad I don't have any money. haha.

annabananna said...

congrats! i really love the things oyu do and an't wait to see some more!

pearl said...

Love the jumper. I can't wait to see more of your designs! The photography is beautiful as well.

yulanda said...

I'm not surprised your clothes sold -- they are gorgeous! And affordable to boot. Like all those buyers, I love the Jimmy dress.

coco said...

The Jimmy Dress is lovely
Congratulations!!

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

Oh my gosh, do not be surprised those clothes are gorgeous!!! Email me the details, cause I want that Jimmy dress!

Val said...

All of your clothing are gorgeous, you are seriously talented. I'm melting over the peterpan collars :]

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

I've tagged u :)

Imelda Matt said...

perfect, I'd love a sewing tutorial and pattern making posts...heaven! Congrat's on the Etsy sale.xx

said...

omg great job selling! i'm so impressed by everything you made!

Miss White said...

That's fantastic news, I'm so pleased for you! My sewing skills are pretty non existent, so I'm looking forward to your tutorials :)

Wendy said...

How was your trip to San Francisco? It was so warm and nice last week. And the clothes you created are just beautiful.

TPWP said...

A backless dress?? Did you read my mind??? Awesome!! I can't wait to see it. I'd love a sewing tutorial on T-shirts (kinna like the one in your store) I have all this great jersey fabric and would love some tutorials on ideas/patterns for it. THANKS!!!!

breathing said...

Hi, I really love your collection. I featured you on my blog! Can't wait to see more in the future!

Letitia said...

hmmm...you already know i adore you and this blog, but what ever happened to these sewing and pattern tutorials you promised lol? i really was looking forward to them and wanted to feature them on my blog...i miss your etsy updates too :(