Monday, July 25, 2011

A Machine

That's what I feel like lately.

In addition to sewing and sending out regular orders from my shop, I took on a giant order for a designer in NY for about 50 dresses and skirts.

She has a shop in downtown NYC and is originally from Ghana.

I've been working with ethnic fabrics paired with coordinating linens.


Lots of chain stitching and moving from station to station - making all the ruffles, ironing a portion on all garments, inserting all the elastic and pinning on the ruffles for machine stitching, heading back to the sewing machine to sew up all the openings and sew on the ruffles....trying to coordinate it all so I don't have to change thread colors every five minutes.....50 times!!

It's been a real challenge for me to commit myself to working on several items of the same pattern in a short period of time, but I'm just about done.

All that's left is a lot of hand sewing - buttons and such.

Then, it's all off into the mail and I'm off to visit family in Montana!!

Can't wait!!!


1 comment:

Pokey said...

A machine? Maybe, but what beautiful work you've turned out! The finished outfits are beautiful, Jenn, I hope they sell well. Congratulations on a job well done, and enjoy that trip to Montana ~

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