Monday, 18 November 2013

Golden Black Lingerie Set- Bra & Garter/Suspender belt

New Golden Black lingerie set!

Full bust bra is made with KvikSew Misses bra pattern, in combination with golden satin and soft black mesh for better fitting.

Suspender Belt is 40's 50's inspired, made in combination with no-stretch satin and soft stretchy lingerie mesh for better fitting.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Istrian Seaside Break

It was the end of September in Istria, in the village of Bale. In the hotel named La Grisa with the best restaurant in Istria (2013.) with the same name. The food was divine.
If you ever come to Istria go and visit this small village where you can hear the silence.

The hotel is made of 6 or 7 neighboring houses with 2 entrances and restaurant terrace/foyer in the middle.
Each room is furnished and decorated differently, in a modern way, but with a touch of the original old house. I really liked staying there.

Entrance
 Entrance II (our) with the original well
Passage between houses/restaurant terrace behind the wall. Local's were passing by and wished us Buon appetito! a good appetite in domestic Italian dialect :) Yes they are Croatians but with Italian heritage. Istrians speaks two languages​​. And right in the village of Bale people speak old Italian Latin dialect.
 cappuccino
 old narrow streets

abandoned houses
wanna buy?

 silence
Sea view from our room window.......the sea is 12 km away....National Park Brijuni Islands
Brijuni Islands
docking
with our friends
We rent the old rusty bicycles and it was really fun
and breathtaking
and fun again. The entrance to safari park opened the same way as Jurrasic park gate :D
 Rovinj again
Wind rosette...if you stand in the middle you can designate the name of the wind that is currently blowing.
 architecture is similar to the Italian
 searching for the best pizza in Rovign...we found it!
 The real seaside attitude
And finally my dear, my life companion and..... you guessed, my photographer.

200 sales on Etsy and Crying over the blue garter belts

The last week was the day when I had 200th sale from my Etsy shop! Yay!!!! I think I did quite well in the past year.
Who would have thought that a classic garter belts would sell so well
Last year at the same time I had 1327 views, 128 favorites and 1 sale. Now I have 4264 views, 369 favorites (which is unusually low) and 19 sales and it's only middle of the month.

What I do not like about this job is that I never know how many supplies should I purchased because each month is different. That's why I'm always in deadline rush, because shipments of course does not come at the time when I need to. Right now I'm waiting for a black Lycra, my No.1 supply . Fabric was dispatched a week before last week together with another package. So, the other package came last Friday and package with fabric is still not here (it's Friday again). Did package lost? What to do? Should I order another fabric? But then I'll have to wait another week to come. 
If it's still doesn't come until Monday I'll have to go to Zagreb and try to find an adequate black Lycra fabric. Wish me luck.

This week I had to cancel the order on blue garter belt because I ran out of blue strap elastic. After a long search I found it in a Dutch online store and I was sooooo happy.............until then when I saw how much postage is required for 25m strap elastic......ridiculous 30. Elastic costs is 7.62. 
I really can not understand why they have so unnecessarily large postage. I could cry because of that. My husband says that it would be ridiculous waste of money.

It is better to put a large cross over the beautiful all blue Garter belt. No more. Nema više. No más. Keine mehr. Niente più.
Just to remember....

Friday, 27 September 2013

New Floral Dress

Hello hello!
After four days of a beautiful sunny and warm seaside brake with my husband and dear friends from UK I am back and a lot of work is waiting for me. 
I was able to show some of my new wardrobe...floral dress and blouse and denim skirt but this whole summer I have not had time to sew myself a bathing suit. Can you imagine that? Seamstress without her own bathing suit.
Now that summer is gone I do not need swimsuit anymore and I'll sew it before next summer ... and so this is the third year in a row. What an embarrassment.

Here is my new dress. I immediately fell in love with this cotton/silk voile fabric. It looks like an old dutch master painting. Too bad there was no more than 2 m.


Edit: 
Jane asked what pattern did I use for the dress...it is from the 5/2006 Burda and sleeves from the 3/2008 Burda Style magazine



And this is my new blouse with the same fabric, the rest of it actually. Pattern is from the 3/2008 Burda Style magazine.




Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Samples and plans

   Good day today!
   I am happy today because I'm leaving tomorrow for a short break from everything (except my husband because he's coming with me). We will enjoy Istrian late summer in small picturesque town Bale-Valle. Mother in law is babysitting ...khm..babies are 10 and 16.
After that I have to be ready for new challenges.

Some of my new lingerie pieces are half way ready like this new pattern 7 panel garter belts with new laces. I always buy small quantities of fabrics especially laces.


 I already made new double strap garter belt for special occasions/fetishists. Available in my Etsy store in beige, blue, red, fuchsia red and black.


And this is a new fabric for holidays edition. Hope I'll make it in the right time for New Year's shopping.


 

Monday, 16 September 2013

About negative review and New shoes

Hello hello!
Long time no see!
This summer has passed very quickly. At the beginning of July I had really much work to do so I decided to take a break from sewing made to order clothes and taking Etsy orders only.
I realized that garter belts and retro pants, especially dungarees are my best selling items on Etsy. 
Although my favorite sewing garment are dresses and I sew them as made for order really really much, in the past year on Etsy I sold ... just two. And I didn't sell any skirt.  Unbelievable. 

In the meantime I receive my first (and only) negative feedback which in fact is not a negative, but it did not bring any good.
It says so:
 "First let me start out that Goga's retro garter belt is awesome, and if someone fits in Coco's Retro Closet standard sizes, I'm sure it would work awesome. I had messaged the Goga with my size in both private message and on the order. Since you have to choose a size when ordering I choose large, but she said I just needed to include a note what size waist I am. I did receive a large in the mail which was 20 inches short of closing. I did reach out to Goga and she encouraged me to send it back to be fixed. I just was so disappointed that I never did. Part of the reason is it was planned for a special event and it arrived in plenty of time for the event however I did not have the time to ship back for adjustments. Its harder to find garter belts in plus sizes and I was hopeful this could be my shop. I do not take negative feedback lightly. I have never selected Negative on an Etsy purchase. I have fought with myself about posting it. My concern is if another larger woman is looking for a garter belt,..."

It wasn't really nice. Well,  I do understand how she must felt when she received to small garter belt, but I would not give up and because of my laziness left negative feedback to seller. 
In my defense I must say that I never before made such a big size (her waist was 56"/142cm) so she has not received size L, as she said, but 2XL which was still too small.
I made for her another garter belt and send her after I received feedback and hoped that she will tell me if this was OK but I never heard a word from her again. Pity

Right now I am searching through the internet to find some beautiful plus size girl who will be willing to review and model garter belt for me.
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my new red shoes


Wednesday, 14 August 2013

"Delphine" Lace Lingerie Set

To proceed with the underwear ... 
This lace is for quite some time in my property and now I finally made something beautiful. Set consists of bra, panties and two garter belts. There is one long line garter belt and another classic cut bra for larger breasts yet to be made.

Da nastavim s donjim rubljem...
Ova se čipka već duže vrijeme nalazi u mom vlasništvu, a sad je napokon došla na red da iz nje napravim nešto lijepo.

Set se sastoji od grudnjaka, gačica i dvije vrste haltera, a na red za šivanje još čekaju jedan girdl i još jedan grudnjak klasičnog kroja za veće grudi.

Soft Cup Bra
Lace Garter Belt
Lycra Garter Belt
Lace Panties
Full Bust Underwired Soft Cup Bra
Long Line Garter Belt