It has been a while I know, ladies. SkirtingIt! has me sewing at a whirlwind pace. I have not been idle. Much time is being spent getting the word out and putting my product “out there”. Publishing photographs of my garments on social media, blah, blah, blah.
I was of the opinion that when I could afford to get my dot com up and running (I do own the URL; however, hosting is another matter) that I would discontinue using FB as a medium to advertise. Well, recently an advertising director told me I need Facebook in addition to my webpage. Rolling my eyes for I truly am spending entirely too much time on social media. Initially I only joined Facebook to keep up with my family in other states. To date I have two customers. Okaaaay, I did meet one on social media.
Anyway, I thought I would bring you all up to snuff with what is going on in the Lady Lair and what I have been sewing in the name of SkirtingIt!.
This top is one of the two patterns offered by the new indie pattern company Charm Patterns by Gertie. It is a peasant style top with a fitted waistline. And, here’s the cool thing . . . it comes with several cup sizes. Yessss!!! All patterns should have a variety of cup sizes, that needs to be standard. I’m jus’ sayin’!!! Right now there is a sew-a-long going on with this pattern. I have clocked three of these babies over only a few days and in between other projects. That’s how easy peasey it is to make. Check it out on Facebook and Gertie’s blog.
I can not believe what a hit this outfit was last weekend. It was also easy peasey to make. Well, then again, the skirt was ill-fitted but, giggles, no one knows because it’s under the peplum. I swear peplums are my new best girlfriend for they cover a multitude, did I say a multitude of sins. The reason the skirt was so hit is because I semi-drafted a pattern. Ladies, I don’t know what I’m doing when it comes to that sort of thing. I use patterns. Doggoneit, why reinvent the wheel if there is a pattern. I needed this outfit when I needed it though and a nice cyber gal/friend helped me with how to do it. The wait is humungous though. The thing is I have this “stuff” below my waist but above my hip. Have you ever heard of that baby pouch or whatever it is called? Well, mine is humungous, ginormous. I need lipo, sumptin’!!! Anywho, this skirt is kinds slim at the top for lack of a better explanation. So, anyway, the waist is too big but its hidden, snickles. I have since purchased a trumpet skirt pattern and that won’t be the case next time.
Okay, this Rita Blouse was featured in an earlier post but I believe it bears repeating. This is my first Rita Blouse with a fabric I have had for months awaiting Charm Patterns launch. It is made with rayon challis and is seriously comfy. I see maaaaany a Rita blouse coming from the Lady Lair.
Absolutely I feel in love with this Ankara print. So far everyone that has seen it has also. My first customer ordered a Maxelle midi skirt in this print also. I think it goes well with my black and white hair. Definitely many more of these coming up perhaps with a larger sash like MimiG.
That ought to hold you for a while. I just didn’t want you to forget about lil ole me. At this point I am thinking along the lines of separating my personal blog from the professional website when I get http://www.skirtingit.com hosted and up. That will mean more time publishing than sewing so time management really needs to be implemented. I have not abandoned my love of vintage style for daily wear but I have a conundrum in that I also need to wear what I offer. Either way I shall be stylish, yes?