Q&A Part 1: Process of hiring a Seamstress, Purchasing Wholesale, Steps to Starting a Business

In this video I talk about: Process of hiring a Seamstress, Making Patterns from Scratch, Etsy, Building my Website, Marketing, Steps to start a Business, Purchasing Wholesale, and Why Skirts??? If you have more questions list them below and I’ll answer them in a future video.

Pretty in Pink + DIY Crop Top

Ok. So I’ve seen a lot of celebrities lately wearing high waist skirts and crop tops.  It’s such a simple yet sexy look. So I decided to take it on.
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So as you all know, I have just learned how to draft a pattern for a crop top, but I wanted another easier option for those of us they are not interested in drafting patterns so here is the perfect option for you.  THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX. So when you look at patterns, do you just look at it for what it is?  Do you just look at the picture on the front of the pattern envelope without imagining other possibilities?  Well guess, there are so many possibilities to a pattern.  You just have to be imaginative and creative.
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So for this crop top, I saw New Look 0944/ Simplicity 6243 and fell in love.   The only thing was, I just wanted the top portion of this dress so I figured, why not?! I felt it was different from the other crop tops currently out on the market so I had to have it. So to make this top, here are the cut-outs that I used 1 thru 8.  One thing I must mention is to add an invisible zipper in the back for easy wear. And if I had to a a review n this pattern, I’d have to say that this sort of top is not for beginners and I hated the binding. I didn’t like the look of it. I felt it was too stiff. It may have been the fabric that I chose, but I didn’t care for it too much.  I think that was the biggest headache of this top.  If you are going to try this top, use a llighter weight fabric.  I used twill which looks and feel great, but for binding, not so much.
sheertopAs for the pencil skirt, I used Simplicity 1559.  The skirt was easy and straight to the point. I did however make a few adjustments.  I chose to make ‘F’. I made the skirt a few inches longer and the slit a few inches higher.
1559Hope that got your creative juices goiing. Remember to think outside the box. Be your own designer and create for your own body type.  So here is my look put together.
pink6pink2Thanks for stopping by. XOXO.
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