I am very determine to open my online store with enough item so that I do not open it and sell the one item and them close it all in the same day. Silly thought, pretty good nightmare. I am still deciding what I will put in my store. Most will be handmade by me and some items will be up cycled.
One of the items that I have been working on that will be in my online store are Satin Sleep Caps…. I have made some along with a travel bag to store them in . I really like the way they look and I am sure I should bring enough money to finally get my computer. Well that is the short term goal at this point. I started making these when my hairdresser asked If I could make some so that when a client is finished late in the day she would have them in stock to sell. That sent me to my sewing machine.
I took apart an sleep cap that I purchase at the store and decided to use it as a pattern for the satin sleep caps that I make. I want to make some much bigger for the times when you have rollers in your hair or when you have hair extensions .
My mistake was thinking I could make them out of scraps of satin fabrics that I have use to make slips, whole and half; tap pants and camisoles but the size of the caps makes this impossible unless it is a satin sleep cap made from strips of fabric that have been pieced together. Hum that could work also.
I just created a drawstring pouch because it was simple and the fabric looks rich…. I used the fabric to make a dress for my anniversary and I had enough left over to make some of the pouches. I would like the continue to make the pouches in the same manner with the black fabric and the color of the cap used as a strip on the pouch.
Sometimes despite having a lot to accomplish I cannot get myself motivated so I took the time to do something that I do not have to think too deeply about. I cut up old Jeans into strips to make a quilt. Our bed is a queen-sized however the denim coverlet will be king size so it will hang over the side so no need for a dust ruffle. It should be nice and heavy and there nice a warm… toasty.
This will keep me sewing even when I do not feel like thinking about sewing. If I stop oh boy sometimes that could lead to weeks, months, years of inactivity.
I wonder how many items I need when I open an Online store. I do not except people to see my item and they become the must have item. But how much is not enough?
My other projects include crocheting a baby blanket. This is taking much longer than it should because I have never crochet with 4 ball of yard at the same time. When I saw the pattern I thought “ I can do that” well when I started the baby was due now he is 2 months old. Tsk tsk…..
I have an idea for a collage. My little designer had a fashion show and I want to make a college of her working at the sewing machine.
I saw a picture of a grey dress by Billy Reid. I fell in love with that dress so I decided that would make my own rendition of it. I sketched it with a little red triangle at the hem and I will make a red belt. I have some nice red heels that will look fab with it. So excited.
This is my ideal of the dress!