Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Back to the beginning from whence I came.

When I initially started my business my original intent was to do clothing on a regular basis and somewhere down the road I got away from it. I started doing side projects like the wood burned boxes and ornaments and really had fun doing them. While they are still fun to do, I've decided to go back to my "roots" per say and start doing more clothing. I'll still do the little things here and there, but I really want to get back to my original plan of attack.

Earlier this week I started that plan by drafting a Victorian/Western Era Men's Vest and have a set of size ranges from 38-44. I'm going to go all the way up to a size 52. In addition to that I'm going to do some shirts from the same era in the same size ranges.

I'm also hoping to scale the patterns down for boys' sizes as well.

I also want to make a few ascots and maybe even a frock coat or two and some pants.

Once I get all the patterns solid, I'll be making a trip up to the Garment District for some fabric and notions to start doing production. I'm not sure how many of each size I'll do, or if I'll do the entire size range in the same fabrics. That's something I'll play be ear when I start fabric shopping. There are also some specific things that I want to find button wise for the vests which will also determine how construction goes.

The new website design is still in the "sketched out" stage and of course when I got myself motivated to actually sit down and do some coding, I had found that my HTML book had gone MIA. It probably ran off with the power cord to my embroidery machine, which I expect to find now since I bought a replacement.

I'm also planning on doing a batch of homemade gifts for family and friends this year too. Hopefully time (and motivation) will allow me to get accomplished what I would like.

Photos are finally unloaded from the camera and I'll hopefully be getting up some photos of the aprons that I've done.

Until then, happy crafting.

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