I am starting a new Etsy shop called Molly Makes. It's a branch of my original business, Molly Blossom, but geared more towards clothing items and mostly for kids. I started to get a hankering to sew for my girls again, but, honestly, their closets are so full already. I have so many fabric remnants crumpled up everywhere that I don't want to throw away and I had so many patterns that I've bought for them over the last three years that I hadn't gotten good use out of.... so it made sense to sew things to sell. I just sew whatever strikes my fancy in whatever size I have enough fabric for. I'm having to get pretty creative coordinating fabrics, but it's been very satisfying thus far with the about 10 pieces I've made, knowing that those neglected fabrics will finally find a life and my sewing room gets less cluttered.
Here's a couple of items from my Facebook launch sale being held tomorrow.
Whimsy Couture Criss-Cross pattern
my own concoction
also my own concoction
I am finishing up a 50's dress pattern that I planned on using for this week's Sew Weekly theme of Inspired by Art. I think I'll just save it for the Mad Men theme two weeks away because when I looked more closely at the piece of art I was using as inspiration, the colors weren't what I thought they were originally. I think it will work for the Mad Men theme. I'll make it work.
I was bad and bought new patterns and fabric as well.
JoAnn's is evil.
I saw this shorts pattern while browsing the Simplicity Spring offerings online. (browsing is the first mistake when trying not to buy something) It's just what I've been seeing in my head. I'm trying this Spring/Summer to amp up the style, while keeping the comfort. I know myself and I won't wear it if I'm not comfortable, even if I like the way it looks on me. I've been thinking elastic-waisted shorts with pockets would be just the ticket if executed properly (unlike the board shorts look on the pattern envelope).
I bought the pattern and two fabrics since I had coupons. I was drawn to the cross-hatch pattern in the suiting and the colors in the other fabric just make me happy. It's interesting to me that I'm already planning to make multiples. I think Tilly's challenge has helped me make the shift.
I also couldn't resist one of Cynthia Rowley's newest offerings, Simplicity 1872. No reviews out there yet that I could find, but hopefully there will be soon. I want to make version A. I need more anything-but-dresses.
Next week's challenge at The Sew Weekly is a Pantone challenge and I'll be attempting this skirt.
The girl on the envelope is apparently just learning to sew and I think hers is cute, so I should be fine, right?