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