I found this dress and immediately loved the print, but I decided to keep this for me because it's definitely not 20 years or older like it needs to be to sell on Etsy. Boooooo. It does have a retro-ish feel to it though.
Not sure if I'll ever burn this mushroom candle!
pattern blocks for different sizing. I did buy a pattern grading book, but it's not as user-friendly as the one the designer I was interning for had. No worries - I have it figured out! The way I'm working on it might be slightly more time consuming, but I think it will be fine.
I got my pattern blocks from college, but we drafted them out of my beloved pattern making book that all of us had in school. The cover is dated and they have a 5th edition out now, but the information is mostly the same. Using it reminds me of this fashion designer sketch set I had when I was about 9 years old. I also had the rub-off fashion plates back in kindergarten too - anyone remember those? I still have my original ones, on the shelf nearby the sewing room!
I think I was pretty much set up to be a fashion designer when I grew up, but it's taken me this long to figure out that this is exactly what I want to do and not work in the corporate fashion world. I'll always love retail however.
I'll be debuting some new pieces fairly soon - I'm still in the blogosphere but busy! Stay tuned!