Just a quick update…
Currently I am doing contract sewing for a new accessories site called Gold Coast Goods.
They are company based in California ran by a mother-daughter team in both Northern and Southern California. They create and sell ties, bow ties, neckerchiefs and pocket squares.
I do the initial sewing of the ties – sewing the body together and adding the facings. Jan, the mother, then does the finishing. I’ve found that it takes me 30 minutes or so to do one tie (sorry I am slow). As far as I know they are selling online, in 14 physical stores and are doing orders for a Kickstarter campaign for a group that want to do suits for women (sorry I cannot remember what the company is called). With all those stores it’s difficult to imagine that all the sewing is done just by one person with help from me.
In a month or so a new line will come out for the Holiday season – dark reds, blues, blacks, and grays. I believe the new line is called Napa (all the lines will be taken from different areas in California, but don’t quote me).
… I’d have done more than just design these. Oh well maybe someday they will get made.
Now that my travel bag is finished, I’m going to work on finishing this top that I started crocheting. It’s got single stitch ribbing from under the bust to the hem and it’s going to have single stitch on the bodice with a butterfly profile motif scattered across it. The ribbing is tri-colored – blue, orange and light green. I think I will make the bodice background the green color and the butterflies the blue and orange. The straps will be different colors – one blue and the other orange. Not sure if this will end up being a sleep/lounge top or one that can be worn out and about. I was thinking of making matching bottoms of some sort, but don’t believe I will have enough yarn left over (unless I make a thong) – we’ll see.
I will put up a picture once it is finished along with the pattern.
Here are some pics of my favorite sewing projects from over the years. Every piece is designed and sewn by me. One day when I get good, I will upload a few of the patterns for consumer consumption (free of course). So enjoy and give me some feed back if you so choose. Would love know what you think about the designs.
Pink plaid sheath with collar and faux button placket. Back zipper
Flapper Inspired Dress
Bolero jacket done in purple donagle(?) with a pink chinese print lining. Puff sleeves with cuffs. Shawl collar.
Cross over blouse with cuffed bishop sleeves (with eyelets for laces).
A-lined dress with mesh yoke and v-neck. Sleeveless
Corduroy cutaway coat with extra skirt and decorative wooden buttons.