First Design for Someone Else

I finally finished April’s skirt!

Through this process, I really realized that I love designing things for other people, particularly people I know fairly well. I know what sort of thing they like, and how to personalize it to suit them specifically. Very, very fun process. It really didn’t take me long – probably 5 hours all together, and the outcome is fabulous. She loves it, I love it, and it looks GREAT on her!

Enough with the gib-gab, on to the pictures!

002Isn’t she cute?



This is what she told me she likes: Mermaid skirts, buttons, and lots of threads/DIY stuff everywhere.

Knowing her, I know she wears a lot of warm colors. So I accented with some orange yarn (so you could see the threadwork), and put in buttons. Made sure the inserts started above the knee, so that her mobility wouldn’t be restricted, and added some “kick pleats” or inserts on the side seams to add to the mermaid effect.

All in all, I’m very proud of this garment.


Also, while she was over picking up her skirt, I convinced her to snap a few pics of me in the dress I’ve completed!

Remember this one? This is what it looks like completed!


008I really do love this dress. Pity it’s getting to be too cold for it! Oh well – I will have a shiny new dress to wear once it’s warm out again.

Have been digging through the internetz for some new, free patterns. I have some new projects in mind that I’m itching to get a start on – but alas, I have to get my schoolwork done first. Also, I really can’t afford more new fabric right now to be specific to projects. Grargh.

I just got back from Renaissance Festival, and am absolutely beat! Spent far, far too much money, and will have another post up (probably tomorrow or Tuesday) detailing how RenFest went, and how much I looooove it, with some appropriate pictures.

Felt very witchy/spiritual today indeed. But more on that in the next post! Until then, I have a horrendously messy room to deal with and a LOT of pages to read for tomorrow. I think a strongly caffeinated tea is in order.

Ta ta!