Thursday, August 11, 2011

And my crazy busy week continues...

Another new gown is finished!  Woot!  I'm not going to show you a picture but I will tell you that it's not white or ivory.  It's blush!  I just love how pale blush pink is becoming more popular for brides.  It makes sense since it compliments just about any skin tone!  What else is there? ...Oh, one thing that is sort of sad is that I am having to discontinue my current incarnation of my Buttercream Bridal Bolero.  The dotted fabric that I bought was discontinued which is such a bummer because it was just adorable!  I searched high and low for it's replacement and couldn't find another dotted brocade.  BUT the style is just too darn cute to get rid of so I'm keeping the design alive in silk dupioni which is great because it will be available in many colors!   I have enough of the original fabric to make just one more bolero so if you want it, snatch it up!  Okay I better get back to the sewing studio now!  Ta ta! 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What I'm Working on Now.

Okay so I've been awake for 19 hours as I type this and I've been working about 16 of those hours.  That's not an exaggeration.  BUT progress has been made!  I finished the gown I started on Monday and also started a new gown this evening after a very strong cup of coffee at about 8:30pm.  It really helped me power thru a few more hours of work but now I've got that really odd mix of wired and tired.  So just real quickly here are a couple pictures I snapped this morning (tuesday) and then I'm going to bed. 

I spent a couple hours like this hand stitching tulle fringe.

Ok, it's a grainy not so great picture but you get the idea. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday Monday

It's Monday.  I am well rested and ready to work.  I'll be workin' my butt off all week actually because our first big photo shoot for Laura Whitney Couture is on Sunday!  As such, I've issued a self imposed ban of friends and alcohol.  Friends, because I need to spend my evenings in the studio working with no distractions, and alcohol so that I have the most possible energy and also because even one drink with dinner could cause me to slip into a food coma and lose an entire evening of work.   So yeah, harsh but justified.  Also, I may or may not take the time to blog every day.  Sorry but it's crunch time! 

As I begin my week of highly focused heavy production I may need some inspiration when frustration and fatigue hits.  I will keep these things in mind.

*I want to have this poster in my studio when I start hiring employees*
And perhaps most importantly...